Update on travelling to Scotland

Dear Students,

More stringent border controls have been introduced to protect Scotland from new variants of Covid. From 04:00 on Monday 15 February, everyone who arrives directly in Scotland by air from outside the Common Travel Area (the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands), must:

More information on these measures is contained within the Scottish Government guidance on international travel. You can also read more on general coronavirus in Scotland guidance and also visit NHSinform.

Please be aware that we are unable to provide travel advice as this is issued by the Scottish Government and is subject to change.  You should ensure that you follow your own country’s travel guidance and that of the airline before travel.  

Update from Jamie Newbold, Academic Director, on 20th January 2021

Dear Students,
Before the academic year began, we asked you to let us know about your connectivity and access to a computer. We appreciate that, perhaps due to family members now home schooling or problems with your own machine, your circumstances might have changed and you may now need to borrow an SRUC device. If this applies to you, then please complete this form.
The Digital Services team will also be able to help you get the most from the devices.
We have also secured a small number of devices (Chromebooks/laptops and Ipads) and MiFi devices through the Connecting Scotland project and these will be available for students to keep.
The Connecting Scotland project supports people who are care experienced or who are in families with a limited number or no devices available to support the family.
We want to support as many people as possible but, unfortunately, the supply is limited. If you would like to be considered for the Connecting Scotland programme, please email, titling it Connecting Scotland, by 29 January with details of your personal circumstances and how obtaining a device will assist you/your family long term.
Best wishes,
Jamie Newbold
Academic Director

Information for students

We will continue blended learning until the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

The Scottish Government is providing Covid-19 testing for all students who wish to travel home in the UK for the Christmas break. You will be able to get a test even if you are showing no symptoms. If you test negative, you will know you can travel home with minimal risk of infecting others.

We have collated details on all students we believe may be changing residence and have now been in contact to provide details of how to get tested.

If you have not yet been contacted but believe you need to access the testing, please email

More details about the testing programme can be found here.

For more information (including details for students returning after the break) see the Student FAQ.

If you develop symptoms, please email for advice and we will of course do our best to support you.

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