I know a couple of games designers in Stirling, and if you want to study this there are two universities you should really target above all others, but getting onto the course is not easy and competition for places is high.
Learning any programming language is a little bit daunting, but if you go to the best helpfile in the world click here and type in the following search fields, including the quote marks you should get up and running in short order:
Many colleges are offering programming courses either part or full time in most mainstreamm languages, and they are also doing foundation degrees over two years which include work placement and the option to complete the degree with a third and final year. Foundation degrees are a useful stepping stone in many respects, and you can follow subjects like e-commerce which obviously is currently very much in demand. Some of the introductory courses are either free or available at a very small charge.
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Best of luck with whatever you choose to follow.