A student rock climbing, an aerial view of the Outer Hebrides and a stag.


The boards of management at UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides, and UHI West Highland have voted unanimously in favour of merger.

The boards met in November 2022 to formally approve the merger proposal and business case, which has now been submitted to the Scottish Government for approval ahead of a proposed merger vesting date in August 2023.

The decision by boards follows a 10-week public consultation, which ran from 8 August 2022 to 14 October 2022. Consultation feedback was analysed independently by Ashbrook Research and Consultancy and is now available to view:

Consultation feedback summary

Work is now underway to ensure the three colleges are ready for merger. On vesting, the new college will be known as UHI North, West and Hebrides. 

If you have any questions about the proposed merger, please email:

Frequently asked questions