Studying art in Uist
BA Fine Art (Hons) and NC Art and Design with Portfolio Preparation
Lews Castle College @ Lochmaddy, North Uist
Lews Castle Castle (part of the University of the Highlands and Islands) runs arts courses in Lochmaddy, North Uist. Based at the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, it offers a 4 year BA (Hons) Fine Art and a 1 year NC in Art and Design with Portfolio Preparation. Courses can be taken on either a full time or part time basis.
It offers: high quaility teaching; courses for all levels and backgrounds; a creative, supportive studio environment; skills development; fabulous facilities and a stunning location!
Subjects include printmaking, drawimg, sculpture, design, photography, painting and many more.
Margaret Cowie on her time as an art student with Lews Castle College
“My name is Margaret E Cowie and I graduated in 2014. I live in Ahmore, North Uist, near Lochmaddy where Art School Hebrides is located. I lived on Harris in the early 2000’s and I found out about the courses run by Lews Castle College UHI at Taigh Chearsabagh. It took me until 2005 to commit to the NC to get me back to art. I rented a caravan on beautiful Berneray and travelled from Harris three days a week with my cat to study on Uist. Memories of that time have stayed with me with fondness.
I was persuaded by Fiona Pearson to try 1st year of the degree course and decided to go part time, so I could work and study more easily. We also relocated to Uist, because the island had won my heart. Eventually I graduated at Moray College, Elgin in 2014 where I completed my studies. Now students can complete the whole programme at Lochmaddy which is wonderful.