It's been a really good experience and gives you a great sense of achievement.Dolanna Macleod
Caledonian MacBrayne employee and Transport Salaried Staffs' Association union member
Aspiring managers from a range of Highlands and Islands' workplaces including ferries, schools and the police force completed Certificates in Higher Education Open with The Open University.
Encouraged by their Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) union representatives and sponsored by Scottish Union Learning through European Social Funding, they studied management modules over two years.
Online study was complemented by face-to-face tutorials in Inverness with OU tutors.
Photo: Dolanna Macleod is pictured front row, left. Photo by John Paul Photography.