Situated in the hills surrounding St. Ann’s Bay, the campus overlooks the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, with panoramic views of the Cape Breton Highlands.
Craft Shop, Sewing Room, and Administration
Our signature entrance building is a hub for the "behind-the-scenes work" here at the College. Upon arrival, your first stop will be through our beautiful Craft Shop which leads you onto campus. Upstairs, you'll find our administrative offices and kiltmaking studio. The building is even home to some student classrooms found in the basement.
An Taigh Céilidh
Taigh Céilidh is one of the coziest spots on campus. Used primarily for all things Gaelic learning, the building was part of a campus rearrangement back in 2014. Originally the Weaving Shed, it was converted to a home-like classroom space to better suit the GAB - Gàidlhig aig Baile teaching methodology.
Taigh MhicLeoid | MacLeod House
Newly renovated MacLeod House features several classroom spaces, and residence rooms. Each room has two twin beds, and a private en-suite bathroom. Laundry facilities and a comfortable lounge area are located on the main floor.
Taigh nan Gàidheal | Highland House
Highland House is home to several large classroom spaces, residence rooms, a comfortable lounge area, and laundry facilities. Each residence room features two twin beds, and renovations are almost complete, outfitting each room with a private toilet and sink.
Talla MhicCoinnich | MacKenzie Hall
The 'Grand Central Station' of our campus, MacKenzie Hall is a hub of activity. It features large, flexible space for a variety of uses, our main kitchen and dining area as well as several residence rooms, each with a queen-sized bed, bunk beds, and a private ensuite bathroom. With a performance stage, cozy lounge or meeting areas, internet access and plenty of room to breathe, MacKenzie has everything you need for your stay.
Talla Mór nan Fineachan | Great Hall of the Clans
The Great Hall of the Clans boasts a 350-seat performance area, resource centre, film room, and is also home to an interactive museum with 8 stations depicting Gaelic music, language and song, dance and textiles. The newest addition to the Hall is the interactive display illustrating and narrating the life of Reverend Norman MacLeod and his followers. The balance of the ground floor contains a kitchen, small theatre and public washrooms. The upper level and basement both contain classrooms and an upstairs lounge is open to and overlooks the auditorium.
The Dr. Eveline MacLeod Weaving CentreNow located in our front administration/craft shop building, the recently-renovated weaving studio is more spacious, more creative, and more within reach of public access. A hive of activity all year-round, the space is busiest in summer months, however is put to good use throughout the year with many new workshops, weekend lessons, and a masters course planned for spring, 2017.
The Outdoor Performance Centre
The Outdoor Performance Centre is a unique ‘fine-weather’ facility that offers a beautiful view from the hillside overlooking St. Ann’s Bay. It is well equipped to provide sound and lighting for performances. Bench type seating on the hillside provides seating for 450 people and a large grassy area surrounding it increases capacity for concerts to over 2000.