Projects / North Uist Primary School / Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath


SCAPE Group on behalf of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Project description

Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath is a modern beacon of learning for the community of North Uist. The rural location of the primary school places it acutely at an edge condition in the landscape, which impacted profoundly on how the “heart” space, sheltered entrance, external spaces and visual connectivity was to be arranged.

New build community primary school including a privately operated 0-5 years nursery. The single story accommodation is wrapped to create a public courtyard, sheltered from the prevailing wind, with the teaching accommodation forming a u-shape beyond, creating a sheltered external play space. Located centrally in the plan is the dining and gym hall, these large double height spaces are clad in the a site specific honorific colour.

The landscaping is a considered site appropriate treatment of shelter belts, play mounds, tunnels and hard standing which lead to a MUGA and 7 a side floodlit 3G pitch. The project is designed with the local skilled labour in mind, in an effort to maintain construction spend on island.




CN Awards 2018 Project of the Year (under £15m) Finalist
Scottish Property Awards 2017 Community Development Project of the Year Finalist


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