The North Highland College (Scotland)

The North Highland College was founded in 1959 as Thurso Technical College primarily to serve the training needs for the UKAEA. Over the years both the College's curriculum and its student complement has expanded significantly.

The College aims to serve all the communities of the north through our campuses in Thurso, Wick, Alness and Dornoch. The North Highland College is a partner college within the UHI Millennium Institute ( and it is through this partnership that the delivery of Higher Education takes place.

The College currently has seven academic sections and annually enrols in excess of eight thousand students. The College also has a Research portfolio including the Environmental Research Institute and the Centre for History. Thurso is the main campus of The North Highland College. It was extensively developed and refurbished between 1995 and 2000. It provides the base for around 70% of those learners who study in College. Courses are drawn from a range of disciplines including Business, Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Hospitality, Hair & Beauty, Care, Construction and Languages.