North Highland College UHI

  • Ormlie Road

    KW14 7EE Thurso

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The main research activities of NHC are focussed at:

The Environmental Research Institute; ideally located in Caithness; an area of Scotland that needs no introduction in terms of its potential for exploiting renewable energy resources.

The team at ERI are renowned for their excellence in driving forward research and offering educational opportunities that help us to understand environmental issues now and for the future.

To find out more about their highly applied research and educational programmes please visit

UHI Centre for History offers a number of courses and research projects centred on the history of the Highlands and Islands and you can study these from any college or learning centre in the region thanks to our partnership with UHI.

While maintaining our commitment to the history of the region, lecturers at the Centre have research specialisms in the following areas:

  • Irish, Scottish and British Diasporas
  • Maritime History in the North Sea and the Baltic
  • Sport in Highland History
  • Religiosity
  • Women, Gender and the Family
  • Warfare and Ethnic Conflict

Please visit to find out more.

The Centre for history was ranked 5th of the top places to study History is Scotland by the Guardian 2014.

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    Simon Berry

    Person: Academic Related

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    Alexander Bond

    Person: Academic Research Active



    Research Output

    A review of a decade of lessons from one of the world’s largest MPAs: conservation gains and key challenges

    14 Oct 2020, In : Marine Biology. 167, 22 p., 159.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Global Ecology and Conservation (Journal)

    Roxane Andersen (Peer reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    A blanket to keep us cool: Restoration stories from the Flow Country

    Roxane Andersen (Speaker)

    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Queen and tycoon going with the flow to preserve peatlands

    Roxane Andersen


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    CAISE Year in ISE 2019 final

    Alexander Bond


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    When Female Birds Are Overlooked, Conservation Suffers

    Alexander Bond


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research


    Motion raised in Scottish Parliament

    Stuart Gibb (Participant) & Mark Taggart (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy Impacts

    Student theses

    The response of arthropod assemblages to peatland restoration in formerly afforested blanket bog

    Author: Fernandez, A. P., 29 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Boyd, K. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


    Investigating the foraging ecology of black guillemots Cepphus grylle in relation to tidal stream turbines and marine protected areas

    Author: Johnston, D. T., 5 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Masden, E. (Supervisor), Furness, B. (External person) (Supervisor) & Robbins, A. M. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)

    Remediation and restoration of ocean exposed cliff-top, in the context of Dounreay (Scotland) nuclear power plant decommissioning

    Author: Braidwood, D., 4 May 2018

    Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Taggart, M. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)