The UHI Millennium Institute has recently been granted degree awarding powers by the Privy Council. This is a key step towards gaining a full university title. Previously degrees from the UHI were validated by the Open University and the change gives the Institute more flexibility in developing new courses. UHI Millennium Institute have a full press release on their site. Congratulations UHI!!!
[I must admit I missed this story when it first came out (I blame my parents, they live in the UHI heartland, I’m surprised they never mentioned it :-)].