University of the Highlands and Islands Perth

University of the Highlands and Islands Perth

Perth College UHI

Situated on the southern edge of the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, Perth College UHI boasts a lively student campus in a vibrant historic city. We have purpose-built student residences on campus as well as a lively student union.

University of the Highlands and Islands Perth

Perth College UHI provides further education and higher education in the city of Perth, Scotland, through a main campus, a network of learning centres and by distance learning.

It runs a wide range of courses, including degrees, through its membership of the University of the Highlands and Islands, as well as work-based learning and vocational training. Degrees available include aircraft engineering, music, child and youth studies, social sciences and computing.


The College started in the old Academy building on Perth’s Rose Terrace in 1961 offering day-time further education (FE) courses in building trades, before expanding into a centre in Nelson Street (site of the Southern District School) soon afterwards.

Originally called Perth Technical College, the institution went on to be called Perth College of Further Education. After incorporation it was changed to Perth College. To mark its involvement in the University of the Highlands and Islands it is now Perth College UHI. Gaining university status in 2011 has allowed the institution to award degrees for university courses.

The first part of its Crieff Road campus — the Brahan Building — was officially opened on 16 October 1971 by the then Secretary of State for Scotland, Gordon Campbell.

Built on the site of the Pullars’ (of dry-cleaning fame) family home, the College cost £1.25 million and had 24 full-time lecturers teaching 700 students.

Learning centres

Most of Perth College UHI’s students are on taught courses on the main campus in Perth, but learning centres across Perth & Kinross provide local people in Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross and in Perth city centre with access to training and education too.