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Football pitch improvements at Iochdar Hall

Lead organisation: Iochdar Saints football club

Potential funders: CnES, SportScotland

There is a football pitch at Iochdar Hall, which used to be the home ground to Iochdar Saints. We have been working to improve the pitch over the last couple of years. This has mostly comprised of fencing the pitch, improving the drainage, and regular grass cutting and rolling. However, the pitch remains wet and mossy in places.

A few years ago we appointed MacIver Consultancy, a Western Isles based firm of civil engineers, to prepare detailed plans. Our plans for the pitch requires additional work to improve the parking facilities at the hall, drainage, a new septic tank and changing facilities. The plans are for a fullsize floodlit 4G pitch, a first for the Western Isles. The project will cost around 1,250,000.

The project is a fair size for a small organisation to complete, requiring a lot of funds and planning. At present we have opted to delegate the pitch development to a smaller subgroup with an interest in football.

Please check here for the pitch layout, here for the parking layout and here for the changing rooms floor plan

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