New education dawn for the Islands

From the Stornoway Gazette, 2 February 2011:

A new era has begun for the University of the Highlands and Islands now it has been granted full university status.

Thirteen partners, including Lews Castle College in Stornoway (and Benbecula campus) come under the UHI umbrella and a simultaneous celebration of this historic day was marked across the country from Shetland in the north to Argyll in the south.

In Stornoway a flag raising ceremony took place on the Lews Castle College campus with staff and students delighted to herald in the new area with the unveiling of the new university flag – and given the maritime heritage in the islands – this was accompanied by nautical flags which signal ‘We Are Underway’.

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