Learn how to speak French with our tutor Florence, a native French speaker. For the beginners course, during the 8 weeks we will be covering;
French pronunciation
Use of French present tense, verbs & build a daily vocabulary
Have a simple conversation
Use and knowledge of numbers
Construct everyday simple sentences
Stimulate interest in cultural knowledge

Sign up through Eventbrite here.

For the Intermediate level class you will progress and improve your French language skills covering;

  • Stimulate the interest in French literature as support for sustained self learning
  • Learn the use of easy support in self study
  • Use the acquired vocabulary in conversation
  • Enrich the grammatical general knowledge and the use of different tenses of verbs through reading and understanding

Sign up page can be found here

Learn how to trace your family history and tree in this digital class with our tutor, Christina. This block focuses on sources of information, collecting information and creating a plan and starts on Wednesday 21st April.
Christina’s great great great grandfather was evicted in the 1790s to the clearance township of Badbea in Caithness. A visit to this poignant site as a teenager sparked an intense interest in her Sutherland forebears and started a lifelong obsession with unearthing more.
She has been using the internet to develop her wide-spreading family tree for more than twenty years and now wants to pass these skills on to you to do the same.
Book you space here 
We’ve still got some spaces on our art classes, starting next Tuesday. These are free for residents of Sutherland or £5 for everyone else. They are great for beginners and a fun way to pass 2 hours.
Sign up below through Eventbrite.
Learn Gaelic through our short introductory taster sessions; Book onto one, or all!
Friday 19th February: Introducing yourself and more
Friday 26th February: Numbers & Days of the Week
Friday 5th March: Food and Expressing Likes and Dislikes
Friday 12th March: Important Grammar, Weather and Place Names
Friday 19th March: Hobbies and Leisure Activities
Friday 26th March: Things Around the House and Around Town
Book your space by visiting our Eventbrite page, and also see what other exciting classes we are running

We are so excited to partner with Thurso Grows for this free four part Get Into Growing programme!

The dark months of January and February are the best times to start planning for Spring and imagining all the amazing food and fun you can have once the light returns. This course is here to encourage and support new food growers in the Highlands to get ready for the spring. The first 50 participants to register will each be sent a start up seeds kit from Tamar Organics.
Each week our gardening tutors will discuss a different topic to help you get your garden ready. Sessions will run on Saturday from 12pm for 45 minutes on Zoom.

23rd Jan – Intro to Veg Growing
30th Jan – Tools and Techniques
6th Feb – Site Design Choices
13th Feb — Seeds and Plant Sourcing

To register for one or all of the sessions head to our Eventbrite page:


Lairg & District Learning Centre is now closed with staff on leave until Tuesday 5th January.
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank each and every one of your for your support and understanding through the hardest year most of us have ever faced. We’ve gone from running sometimes 20+ classes per week across Central Sutherland and welcoming at times 50 students per week to the centre to having to learn a completely new way of working and operating. We are proud of how far we’ve come and what we are able to offer digitally now and hopefully you’ll join us for a fun programme of classes, workshops and events throughout 2021.
Messages to this page and emails will not be monitored and will be responded to when we get back. To book onto any of our upcoming classes visit our Eventbrite page here http://lairganddistrictlearningcentre.eventbrite.com
Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year and we will see you in 2021.
A reminder that our team are working from home and you can not reach us by telephone. We have been unable to turn off the answer machine and any messages left on the phone will be unlikely to be picked up regularly.

The best way to reach us is by email through admin@lairglearningcentre.org.uk.

All of our classes and learning opportunities can be booked online through our Eventbrite page here – https://lairganddistrictlearningcentre.eventbrite.co.uk/

We have a newsletter going out later today with our upcoming opportunities, make sure you are signed up to our mailing list here http://eepurl.com/c5fpKv

Want to know how to create your own website from scratch but don’t know where to begin? Then this is the course for you! In this 2 week session we will go through the basics to get you started, from the initial planning stage, learning the lingo, which website builder suits your budget, to the design and creation of the website itself!

Please note this a 2 week class which will take place weekly on a Wednesday from 12pm – 1:30pm with the first class on Wednesday 9th December.
This class will be delivered using a video calling platform. Details will be emailed out to you the day before the first class is due to start. Support can be provided in accessing and using a video calling platform.
This class has a limited number of spaces, please only sign up if you are able to commit to both weeks of classes.
This class is subsidised by our funders SSE
To register for this class click on our Eventbrite link here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-create-your-own-website-for-beginners-tickets-126056340909
Did you know Scots typically use more than 19,000 miles of wrapping paper during Christmas? That is enough to wrap the NC500 nearly 37 times!
If you would like to reduce your households waste during the holidays join one (or all!) of our upcoming Green Christmas Craft Sessions.

These workshops will be hosted by Jo who has designed each of these unique items. When you register on Eventbrite you will be sent a kit with all of the material you’ll need!

To register go to our Eventbrite page – https://lairganddistrictlearningcentre.eventbrite.co.uk

We are starting up a monthly quiz night. Fun, free and family friendly!

Held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Sign up through Eventbrite using the link below.