Welcome - Fàilte

"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.


Latest Information


**Cothrom awarded Community Project of the Year**

Cothrom Accounts 2015-16

Care students achieve their goal

Build progress of ReStore Training & Recycling Centre

Success for Hebridean Gardeners

People's Postcode Trust support

Falachan Cothrom development

Exciting Young Start Project

Cothrom Accounts 2014-15

Archived News

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!

Why not check out our team here at Cothrom? Click here!

The Directors of Cothrom can be contacted

through their webpage, click here!

Have you paid our Cothrom ReStore shop a visit lately?

ReStore offers many high quality pieces of refurbished furniture at excellent prices.  We also have a service available that can collect and deliver any items that have either been purchased or donated at ReStore. So remember, don't dump it, donate it!

We can be found off the main road at Bornish, South Uist. 

Extensive range of furniture available at ReStore now!

Click here to go to the ReStore website and access the November 2016 stock catalogue


Have you tried our excellent Gàidhlig Nursery, available to all parents?

Cothrom Òg is an all day childcare facility where we are able to provide quality childcare through the medium of Gàidhlig for children aged between 3 months and 12 years.

Click here to visit the webpage and find out more!

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.

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


Looking to hold a meeting or function?

Click here for our facilities page

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!

Contact Details

South Uist

Cothrom Ltd


South Uist


Tel: 01878 700910


Tel: 01878 710298

E-mail: enquiries@cothrom.net


Cothrom Ltd

Children's Centre


Isle of Barra


Tel: 01871 810779

E-mail: helen.mackinnon@cothrom.net