About the Local Community


School of Art History and Museum and Gallery Studies

University of St Andrews

Web: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/  https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arthistory/ 

The School of Art History and Museum and Gallery Studies in the University of St Andrews is the project coordinator of the project. As Scotland’s first university, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres.

The School of Art History’s Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute coordinates this ambitious multi-national project. St Andrews has been rated as one of the top five places in the UK to study the history of art in 2014 by the Guardian, and Independent newspapers and The Complete University Guide (2014) judged the School of Art History the top department for student satisfaction.



The Staffin Community Trust (Urras an Taobh Sear) 

Web: https://www.staffin-trust.co.uk/

The Staffin Community Trust is an organisation established by the local community in Staffin, Isle of Skye. It’s aim is to improve Staffin’s economic prospects, stimulate social and cultural activities and improve services, with the Gaelic language an integral part of that. The Staffin Community Trust supports this youth exchange programme by offering guidance, local knowledge and the support of the Ceumannan – Staffin Ecomuseum.



AROS Centre 

Web: https://www.aros.co.uk/

Aros is a popular visitor attraction and community cultural centre offering exhibitions, cinema, live music, comedy, dance, drama, theatre, galleries and workshops in Portree, Isle of Skye. The Aros Centre supports this youth exchange programme by offering space and educational programmes for the young people.



Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG)

Web: http://www.cnag.org/

Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) was established in 1984 as a coordinating Gaelic Development Agency. Operating at local, regional and national levels, CnaG CnaG is a social enterprise with taking the legal form of a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. CnaG supports this youth exchange programme by offering guidance and facilitation of the Gaelic language within the project.



Portree High School

Web: http://www.portreehigh.highland.sch.uk/ 

Portree High School was founded in the late 19th century to provide an education to youngsters throughout Skye and continues to support students of our island in their education to ensure that all pupils experience success, both in the classroom and in the many activities which we offer in partnership with the local community. Striving to provide a secure learning environment for all our students, which promotes a rich ethos of achievement, support, respect and community spirit. The school aims to encourage and celebrate success and endeavour to support students to become confident and personable young people, equipped effectively for 21st Century life. (Adapted from Portree High School Website, 2018).