Students to set up campus at Belladrum

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Tartan Heart festival

The new University of the Highlands and Islands will be strutting its stuff at this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival as one of the main sponsors. 

Festival-goers will get the chance to see the university in action through students demonstrating their work in fashion and design, and archaeology.

Beauty and complementary therapy students at Moray College UHI will be offering mini treatments, as well as doing the make-up for a fashion show called Ciao Bella when contemporary textiles students Eleanor Hynd and Janice Morrison from Shetland College UHI will be turning charity shop clothes into new creations. Archaeologists based at Orkney College UHI are also planning a demonstration of their work.

Most of the UHI activities will take place in the UHI Heilan Fields in the Belladrum walled garden.  

Catherine Shearer, the university’s marketing manager, said: “The Belladrum festival is one of the biggest events of the year in Scotland and is a marvellous opportunity for us to showcase some of the courses and research initiatives at our campuses across the region.

“Our students will give an interactive and engaging taster of what we are and what we offer.”

The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, fondly known as Bella, takes place on 5 and 6 August at Beauly, near Inverness. Artists appearing will include Texas, Deacon Blue, Kassidy, Echo and the Bunnymen, Roddy Woomble, Guillemots, and Unicorn Kid.

Organiser Joe Gibbs said: “UHI is such an asset for the Highlands and Islands and we are proud to be able to showcase at Bella some of the many academic and practical skills that can be learned through the university. With its many different areas of entertainment in addition to music, the festival can offer a very diverse and relevant platform for UHI students.”

See the Tartan Heart Festival website for more information.

Media contact
Glenda Johnson
UHI media relations officer
01463 279222