Bathgate construction company raises thousands for charity

L-R: Ashley Meikle (medical student University of Edinburgh), Archie Meikle, Susannah Houston (medical student, University of Edinburgh). Ashley and Susannah are part of Medics Reveal who raised £1,000 and were pledged a further £3,600 towards the overall charity total.

A charity set up by a Bathgate-based construction and development company has raised thousands at a recent fundraiser.

The Ashwood Scotland Foundation, set up by Ashwood Scotland, recently held its Annual Charity Ball in Whitburn and raised £7,547, which is to be split between two charities – Friends of Chernobyl Children West Lothian and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Ashwood Scotland’s managing director, Archie Meikle, explained, “The Foundation is over a decade old now and the annual ball is always a special occasion with over 170 guests attending the event this year. We are always overwhelmed by people’s generosity and were delighted to raise over £7,500 for our nominated charities.”

Ashwood Scotland recently completed work on Liberton High School in Edinburgh. The £2.25m extension of the school’s new sports hall was delivered by Ashwood on behalf of City of Edinburgh Council and included the creation of an extended gym and dance studio with new changing rooms.

Archie said the company “were proud to be part of this important project to provide a first class product for the local community”.

The company is currently working on projects including window replacement at Deanpark Primary School in Balerno, an office refurbishment for the Faculty of Advocates in Glasgow and various projects for the University of Edinburgh.

“We also have a number of projects through the City of Edinburgh Council framework agreement, with a current secured order book for 2017 valued at £3.8m and a further £3m of contracts pending,” Archie added.