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Sgoil an Iochdair agus a'Choimhearsnachd

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Welcome to the Sgoil an Iochdair agus a'Choimhearsnachd website.

We are a small local charity based in South Uist. Our main aim is to improve recreational facilities in the catchment area of Iochdar School, 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 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 next big project is going to be the reinstatement of the pitch beside Iochdar Hall. We have sorted out the lease and planning permission, applied for funds, installed fencing, and started on improving the drainage. The grass is being cut and rolled regularly. Our current strategy is to undertake the work piecemeal, as the overall project is dauntingly large. The next phase will be to look at the changing facilities, equipment storage and associated septic tank. This requires the community hall and other local organisations to work together to apply for funds. Copies of the plans are in the NEWS section.

Work is rather held back by the Covid-19 Pandemic, so we are using this time to prepare briefs for redesigning the playparks in our catchment area, seeing if we can come up with some safer designs. We are also planning to restart our meetings using Zoom.

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

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