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:

Argyll and Bute 

Women’s Aid

0870 2413548

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  

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

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.