Sgoil Lionacleit Running Track and Pitch Naming


In recognition of Sgoil Lionacleit Running Track & Pitch area obtaining Centenary Field status through the ‘Fields in Trust Centenary Fields Programme’ (securing the area in perpetuity for recreational activity) to honour the memory of those who lost their lives in World War I, Sgoil Lionacleit & Liniclate Sports Centre asked user groups for naming suggestions for the recreation space (Track/ Pitch area).    

The following three names are now being put forward for public selection.  To register a vote, please go to the Survey Monkey Poll (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) and click on your chosen name. 

Short Listed Names

The White Swan Park – Pàirce na h-Eala Bàine

This option refers to the title of the Gaelic love song composed by Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna from North Uist, at the Battle of the Somme during World War One.

Eilean Dorcha Field of Remembrance – Pàirce Cuimhneachaidh an Eilean Doirche

The suggested name ‘Eilean Dorcha’ gives the haunting effect of a 'Dark Island', but also gives you that home feeling and the area in question and Fields of Remembrance is in memory of those men and women who died to give our generation a better quality of life.

The People’s Remembrance Field – Pàirce Cuimhneachaidh an t-Sluaigh

‘The People’s Remembrance Field’, distinguishes the area as a space for everyone and the name ‘Remembrance Field’ is in clear recognition of those who lost their lives during World War One.

Why We Are Consulting

We are asking the public to register their preferred name choice from the above list for a popular resource that is widely used by school pupils and the wider sporting community.  

What Happens Next

The result from the Survey Monkey poll will be used to determine the most popular name which will then be assigned to the recreation area.

Equalities Monitoring

Please complete our Equalities Monitoring Form:

Equalities Monitoring Form

This is used by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to provide essential statistical information about who participates in our consultations.

The data is managed confidentially, is not personally attributable, and is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act.