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"Community based learning and training

supported by quality Gaelic childcare,

which enables inclusion and encourages

full participation in the economic,

social and cultural life of the Western Isles"


Cothrom, meaning opportunity in Gaelic, is a Community and Development organisation in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.  Training is the main focus of our work but the organisation also includes a full time Gaelic Nursery and a furniture restoration and recycling enterprise called ReStore.


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available at Cothrom-ReStore!


ReStore has some lovely items of furniture available now so please call into the shop at Ormiclate; visit    or 

Looking to update your skills or just to learn something new?

Here at Cothrom we offer an informal, relaxed and friendly approach to training.  We deliver recognised certificated courses as well as customised packages to suit your individual or business needs. Our learning centre is in the middle of South Uist and we are also flexible enough to deliver training off site, managing courses at a time and pace that will allow you to achieve the learning outcomes that you desire.

There may be funding available to help pay for these courses, so contact us for more information. Our client group knows no age limit.

Take a tour through our website and if you donít see what you want, just ask!



Are you visiting the Islands and in need of internet access?

Why not come in and use our internet service, starting from only £1.

Colour printing and photocopying is also available for an additional charge.

Please see the Facilities page for more details.

Want to make an enquiry?

Click here for our enquiry form





Adult Learning

PC Passport

SVQ Social Services (CYP)

SVQ Business and Administration

SVQ Social Services & Healthcare


SVQ Management

SVQ Hospitality

SVQ Horticulture

Employability Fund

While you shop


Cothrom ReStore is signed up to Easyfundraising which will donate a percentage of your online purchases from eligible retailers to us.  This does not cost you anything extra but can make a difference to the ReStore project.

Setting up an account couldn't be simpler, and it's free

so happy shopping!

Just click on the Easyfundraising link above.