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Community Learning Classes

Due to current Scottish Government guidance all Face to Face course bookings are postponed until further notice.  

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The Community Learning Guide to Courses, which can be accessed in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page, contains a programme of courses including how and when to enrol, and deadline dates.  This has been drawn together by the Council's Community Learning and Development service along with ActiveLife, local schools, Community Associations and Community Centres.

All courses are offered subject to demand. When courses fill quickly we will try to arrange additional classes, although this is not always possible. The message is – it pays to enrol early!

This year is the first of a new facility to book On-line. To reduce queues and face to face contact, course bookings can be made by phone, by post or online at:

The quickest and easiest way to book is online. You will need to register as a member in the first instance at If you need assistance you can also call 01856873535.

Quick Links to Course Information

 Outdoor Courses
B126: Finding Wildflowers, Plants and Trees in the Spring.
B127: Finding Wildflowers, Plants and Trees in the Spring. 
 Kirkwall Community Centre
 B120: Mindfulness for All (Active Life).
 B122: Yoga (Active Life).
 Kirkwall Grammar School
 B123: Tai Chi (Active Life). 
 B124: Jazztime. 
 B129: History of Art. 
 B131: History and Mythology.
 Sandwick Community Centre
 SW01: Yoga (Active Life).
 SW02: Yoga (Active Life).
 Stromness Academy
B121: Yoga (Active Life).
B125: Upholstery and Furniture Restoration.
B133: Upholstery and Furniture Restoration.
B128: History of Art.
B130: History and Mythology.
Stromness Town Hall
B132: Yoga (Active Life).
On-Line Courses
OL20: Meditation for Experienced Practitioners (Active Life).
OL21: Yoga (Active Life).
OL22: Creative Writing and Storytelling for Pleasure.
OL23: Aromatherapy.
OL24: Guide to Photography.
OL27: Introduction to Fitness Trackers.
OL28: Improving Your Level of Physical Activity.
OL29: Introduction to Physical Activity Guidelines.
On-line and Kirkwall Grammar School
B137: Guide to Photography.  
B138: Family Learning Guide to Photography.
On-line and Stromness Academy
B134: Family Learning Upholstery and Furniture Restoration.
B135: Family Learning French. 
Family Learning Face to Face - Kirkwall Grammar School
 B136: Family Learning French.
Family Learning On-line
OL25: Family Learning Creative Writing and Storytelling.
OL26: Family Learning Photography.


Related Downloads

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Telephone: 01856 873535

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