Broxburn United Sports Club’s (BUSC) impressive new clubhouse and FIFA two star, third generation synthetic pitch at Albyn Park was officially opened by Council Leader Peter Johnston and sportscotland Chief Executive Stewart Harris today (Tuesday, 3 August). The project is the culmination of over a decade of hard work by local community volunteers, and will deliver excellent facilities to the club’s 650 members and the wider community in the Broxburn area.

It has been funded through an innovative partnership approach facilitated by PMR Leisure, with West Lothian Council providing £1.6m in full, sportscotland contributing £500,000 and a £150,000 donation from the Scottish Government’s Cashback For Communities scheme. The club themselves also put £100,000 towards the total, with other contributions including the Robertson Trust (£60,000), Social Investment Scotland (£50,000) and Gannochy Trust (£10,000).

sportscotland Chief Executive Stewart Harris said: “At sportscotland we recognise the importance of strong clubs and community initiatives in helping to build a sustainable future for Scottish sport. The community-led approach taken by Broxburn United and its partners, including West Lothian Council, is a great example of how we see facilities developing in the future.  With the club operating and managing the facility and strong links with schools in the local area, I am sure that BUSC will be at the heart of the community for many years to come”