Welcome to the Sgoil an Iochdair agus a'Choimhearsnachd (Eochar School and Community) website.
We are a small local charity, the main aim of which is to improve recreational facilities in the catchment area of Iochdar chool, which extends from the middle district in South Uist up to Island Flodda, Benbecula.
Following the completion of a community survey to find out what people would like to see happening, we have identified a list of projects that would be popular locally. We have already been successful in completing some of these projects, or supporting other groups so that they can undertake the work. We also have lots of ideas for the future.
Our biggest project so far has been to improve the grounds around the school. The project is now complete; the fencing is complete, drainage has been improved, and the grass is beginning to grow round the safety matting. We are now liaising with pupils and parents about how to continue to develop this area, as well a maintaining it. Please look here for news and photographs.
Next up, we are going to upgrade the pitch beside Iochdar Hall. We have sorted out the lease, which took a lot of lawyering, and now we are applying for funds. If you have an interest in the pitch, please get in touch
Please contact us if you have anything you wish to pass on; all of our projects have been proposed by local people, and their success depends on everyone's feedback and input.
HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR THE FOOTBALL PITCH: TEXT US SOME MONEY!