About the college centre

Gairloch is our newest Learning Centre, based in the newly built GALE centre in the heart of the village.

Overlooking Loch Gairloch and with the Skye mountains on the sky-line, the Gairloch Centre is a warm, welcoming and comfortable venue to study and learn. With a cafeteria selling tea, coffee, home baking and snacks on site, as well as a shop selling local produce, you will feel relaxed and at home as you study.

We aim to provide a wide range of courses to meet the needs of the local community and we look forward to welcoming you to Gairloch.


  • PCs with fast internet connection
  • Video conferencing facilities
  • 2 rooms for studying or 1 big room for courses

Opening times

  • Monday: 9am to 3pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 3pm
  • Wednesday: 9am to 3pm
  • and other times by arrangement

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Susan Maclean
West Highland College UHI - Gairloch
The GALE Centre
IV21 2BH


The college centre is on the main A832 through Gairloch, 500 yards from the McColls shop and next door to the Shieling restaurant.


Check out our centre's Facebook page for updates on what’s happening in WHC UHI - Gairloch.



Full-time courses available in Gairloch from September


Studying in Gairloch

Studying in Gairloch

art work

Some of our students' art work.


"It was great to study in Gairloch because... I didn’t have to travel, great facilities, great teacher and it was inspiring and challenging!"