Mactaggart & Mickel Homes help make history in Eaglesham

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Eaglesham History Society has received a donation of £1,000 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

The society promotes knowledge of local and natural history in the local community through its programme of events. The much needed donation will allow the group to conduct a geophysical survey of the Orry to search for village remains that date before 1769, capturing unique insight into the past.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has a history of supporting good causes. The Building Communities Fund was created to continue the company’s ongoing efforts to help organisations and projects which enhance the lives of people within their local communities. 

The fund is open throughout the year to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools within a five mile radius of any live Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development like Polnoon in Eaglesham.

Ed Monaghan, Managing Directorof Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, commented: “Eaglesham History Society is a fantastic organisation that gives people the chance to discover the rich heritage of their local area. Not only are the group conducting the survey, they are also involving the local primary and secondary school to encourage the children to learn new skills and develop a greater understanding of Eaglesham’s past. It gives us great pleasure to help them continue to make such a difference in their local community.”

Kenneth Mallard fromEaglesham History Society added: “We’re really grateful to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for awarding this funding to our group to undertake our geo-physical survey. We can’t wait to involve the local school children and give them the chance to gain practical hands-on experience of geophysics and the science behind it, something not available in the classroom. Hopefully we will discover some budding young archaeologists!”

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