Family housebuilders Mactaggart & Mickel rallies behind football club

Thursday April 1st 2021


Some of the coaches and players of Easthouses Football Club.

Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

A Midlothian football club has been handed a financial boost by family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel.

Easthouses Football Club has received £1,000 from the company’s Building Communities Fund which helps good causes and initiatives close to their developments.

The money will help sustain Easthouses FC, based in Easthouses, Midlothian, which has been a place for young people to get involved in football since 1948.

The club has more than 60 children (boys and girls) aged from five to 12-years-old who are currently missing being able to join their team-mates on the football pitch.

And the 15 volunteers who help run Easthouses Football Club and their two adult teams have also been kicking their heels in frustration due to lockdown restrictions.

Easthouses Football Club chairman Stuart MacLean welcomed the donation, stating:

“We’re very grateful for Mactaggart & Mickel’s support which will help the club finds its way through these difficult times.

“Our football club has an important role to play in the heart of our community and we’re grateful for this support from Mactaggart & Mickel could not be better timed.

“Like most grassroots club, the coronavirus pandemic has presented us with unprecedented challenges and this donation will help us get through these difficult times.

“We’ve got dozens of children and two adult teams who are desperate to get playing again and this money will help the club buy kit and equipment for the teams so they can hit the ground running.”

Mactaggart & Mickel, who are based in Glasgow, have a long and happy history of supporting good causes and initiatives like Easthouses Football Club which are nearby those areas where they have developments, such as Millerhill on Old Craighall Road, Shawfair.

Mactaggart & Mickel Director Joanne Casey said:

“We have a proud history of supporting people in the communities where we are building new homes, which reflects Mactaggart & Mickel’s family ethos.

“We are committed to helping organisations like Easthouses Football Club that benefit people’s lives through our Building Communities Fund and we know their work is more valuable than ever due to Covid-19.

“We have also reached out to key organisations with special one-off donations to support their vital work among those left most vulnerable by the social and economic impact of the biggest post-war challenge the UK has ever faced.”

The Building Communities Fund was created in 2016 and has helped many organisations enhance the lives of their communities. For more details, visit

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