Gender Based and Sexual Violence


The University of the Highlands and Islands will support students subjected to gender based and sexual violence. If you have been a victim of such violence and wish to speak to someone please contact your local Student Support Services.

Alternatively, you may wish to contact the following external services:

Area / OrganisationContact Details
Argyll and Bute
Women’s Aid 01369 706636
Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis 0800 1214685
Western Isles
Women’s Aid 01851 704750
Western Isles Rape Crisis 01851 709965
Shetland Islands
Women's Aid 01595 692070
Shetland Rape Crisis 01595 745078 or 07570 062362
Victim Support Shetland

01595 724524
Orkney Islands
Women's Aid 01856 877900
Orkney Rape Crisis 08088 010302
Perth and Kinross
RASAC 01738 630965
Perthshire Women's Aid 01738 639043
Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland 03330 066909
Inverness Women's Aid 01463 220719
Highland Sexual Health
Moray Women's Aid 01343 548549
Moray Rape Crisis 01343 550407 or 07384 468636
24hr Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

0800 0271234
Scottish Women's Rights Centre 08088 010789
Rape Crisis Scotland 08088 010302
Scottish Women’s Aid 0800 0271234
Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 0271234
The Samaritans 08457 909090
Sexual Harassment Legal Service 08088 010789
LGBT Domestic Abuse, Hate Crime, and Sexual Violence Support Services
Galop 0800 9995428
Support Services for Men Experiencing Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence
Men's Advice Line 0808 8010327
Abused Men In Scotland 0808 8000024
Survivors UK 020 33221860

Other organisations

Zero Tolerance
Scottish charity working to end men's violence against women by promoting gender equality and challenging attitudes.

White Ribbon Scotland
Providing training and information workshops to engage men and give them skills to stand up to violence against women.

Domestic Violence UK
A not-for-profit organisation set up to provide information, support and raise awareness on the issues of domestic and emotional abuse. Includes a free telephone counselling service.