It may be called the University of the Third Age but on Skye at least the real lesson to be learnt is how to get the very most out of your spare time.
Now Skye U3A are keen to get more locals involved and have drawn up a busy programme of events and activities over the coming months involving everything from searching out local archaeology, flora and fauna to just enjoying a good walk in the company of others
Chair Mo MacQuarrie, said: “There is no age restriction or limit on those who want to join U3A and take part in our activities the only condition is that they must no longer be in full time employment.
"We draw people from across Skye and our activities take place all over the island so it is easy to get involved and we are always glad to see new faces.”
Contact details and a list of the group’s events can be viewed by simply clicking here.
In fact the next U3A event involves Mo herself who after a career spent fighting fraud will be giving a talk about her experiences. The meeting on Friday 24 June takes place at 2pm in the Straun Road premises of the West Highland College.
Mo added: “We’ll be looking at ways to stop scammers in particular so why not come along, find out more and meet new people.”