Western Isles Learning Shop

Do you need some Help?

The Western Isles Learning Shop is an adult literacies centre run by the Adult Learning section of the Education & Children’s Services department.

Do you struggle with reading, writing or numbers?

Do you know someone who needs help with:

  • reading?
  • writing a letter or filling in a form?
  • counting, measuring or using money?
  • using a computer or email?
  • learning English as another language?

The Western Isles Learning Shop provides a relaxed and friendly environment for adults looking to:

  • restart or further their learning
  • gain qualifications
  • learn new skills
  • learn English

Learning can take place in various settings:

  • in small groups
  • one-to-one tutoring
  • self-directed with tutor support

Learning support is confidential, free of charge and available to all. Learners can reclaim travel costs.

Staff at The Learning Shop Can Help

  • adults with basic reading, writing, maths and computing skills
  • support adults with learning difficulties to use literacies
  • to boost confidence in literacies and improve prospects in jobs and further education

Current Learning Groups Include

  • Reading and Writing – help with basic literacy skills
  • Lifeskills – help with basic literacy, numeracy and social skills
  • SQA – Communication and Numeracy courses at SQA levels 3 and 4
  • ESOL (English Spoken as an Other Language)
  • Gaelic Family Learning support.

    Tutor is Hannah Gillies hannah.gillies@cne-siar.gov.uk . Hannah will send a link to online booking for potential learners to choose a slot to suit.

Quotes from Past Learners

"A warm welcome, you can take your own pace at learning, a relaxed atmosphere."
"I enjoy coming to the learning shop because the staff are helpful and the learning is fun and informal - not like school."

Opening Times

Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm

Contact Details

Western Isles Learning Shop
Unit 5 and 6, 
First Floor
7 James Street
Isles of Lewis

Tel: 01851 822718 or 07824 606 927
e-mail: learningshop@cne-siar.gov.uk