Adult Learners Week - 24 years on!

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It’s 24 years since the first Adult Learners Week and it’s a year of change with Adult Learners Week moving to November for the first time ever.

As a result, a number of events celebrating adult learning in the Western Isles have been organised by the Comhairle’s Adult Learning and Employability team to take place during the week starting Saturday 21st November which is national Adult Learners’ Week 2015.

These activities include:

A free Digital Zone Hebrides workshop on ‘Online Safety’ on Monday 23rd November, 2 to 4pm at Stornoway library

Free Gaelic Beginners Level One and Level Two classes on Monday 23rd November, 4 to 6pm at Stornoway library

A three-day Intermediate Food Hygiene course in Pointers Youth Café from Thursday 24th November

Wednesday 25th November is ‘Open Doors Day’ at Adult Learning Week 2015 and, as a result there will also be a Celebration of Learning Event at the Failte Café in Pointers at 2-4pm that day to which the public are invited to see displays of local adult learning achievements and for complimentary tea and cake.

Graeme Miller, Community Learning and Development commented: “There is a diverse range of adult learning taking place in our community and we are working closely with partners such as the Libraries Service, NHS Western Isles, An Lanntair and Ionad Spors Leodhais to improve outcomes for learners of all ages - adult learners week is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those involved.”

Information on all the events being run during Adult Learners Week will be circulated locally and interested learners can keep up-to-date on the Community Learning Hebrides facebook page.

If you would like to get involved or find out more, contact Community Learning and Development on 01851 822716 or register an interest in a class: at