Class 1: About West Highland College UHI

West Highland College UHI was created as the result of a merger between Lochaber College UHI and Skye and Wester Ross College in August 2010. The College is constituted as a company and is governed by Articles of Association . It is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity for tax purposes. The Scottish Charity number is SC024193.

The College was added to the list of colleges in the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 in June 2012, and became a fundable body in terms of the Act from 1 August 2012.

In August 2014, the College was assigned to the University of the Highlands and Islands, as its regional strategic body, under the Post 16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013.

This section of the publication scheme covers general information about the college and how to make contact with it. It includes information about how to complain about West Highland College UHI, and how to serve formal documents on it. It is aimed at providing very general information for the public. More detailed information will be provided in other categories.

General information about West Highland College UHI

Name and address

West Highland College UHI
Carmichael Way
Fort William
PH33 6FF

Location and our College centres
Our college centres
Senior officers

Principal: Lydia Rohmer
Vice Principal (Academic Affairs): Sue Macfarlane
Quality, Learning & Teaching: Fiona Grant
Director of Finance: Matt Simpkinson

Contact for complaints and customer care

Complaints Handling Procedure

WHC UHI Complaints Procedure - Guide for Students

FAQ's Complaints

WHC UHI Complaints Form
Customer codes or charters We do not hold this information
Single Model Publication Scheme and Guide to Information

WHC UHI has adopted the Model Publication Scheme

Single Model Publication Scheme and Guide to Information

Contact details and how to request information

Matt Simpkinson
Director of Finance
West Highland College UHI
Carmichael Way
Fort William
PH33 6FF

FOISA Request Form
Data Protection Act Form



Constitution of WHC UHI

Legal framework

West Highland College UHI Articles of Association

How WHC UHI is run

West Highland College UHI is governed by its Board of Management

Board of Management members
Board of Management vacancy
Board committees
Board meeting dates
Scheme of delegation
Standing orders
Terms of reference
Board of Directors’ Code of Conduct
Register of Interests
Appointment of Advisors
Process for the Reappointment of Board Members
Senior Independent Member

Governance Handbook

Corporate planning

Mission Statement To be the West Highland College UHI which supports people to achieve their best through accessible, quality learning, and makes the area more sustainable by an enhanced economy, and social and cultural life; and to be a beacon for all those who want to live, learn and work in an outstanding place.
Our Strategy Strategy 2016-2021
Corporate policies Please visit our policies page to view our Corporate policies
Corporate strategies to follow

External relations

Education Scotland Reports to follow
Internal and external audit arrangements The College’s external auditors are:

Henderson Loggie
The Vision Building, 20 Greenmarket

The College’s internal auditors are:

61 Dublin Street
Audit plan for year Arrangements for Internal Audit
Strategic arrangements with UHI

The College is an academic partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Financial Memorandum between University of the Highlands and Islands (Regional Strategic Body) and West Highland College (Assigned College)

Partnership Agreement (to follow)

Outcome Agreement

Scottish Funding Council to follow