MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 20th January, 2021


An Angus care home resident was given a very special surprise when her grandson and his bride visited on their wedding day.

Evelyn Dyce, 97, a resident at Balhousie Lisden care home in Kirriemuir, was unable to attend her grandson’s wedding because of COVID-19. Not wanting his grandmother to miss out on such a special day, the groom, Ewan Dyce from Kirriemuir, and his bride, Rachel, brought a little bit of the wedding to her with a window visit.

The happy couple visited Evelyn separately on their way to their wedding at Kinkell Byre in St Andrews on January 7th, 2021 making sure they didn’t see each other before the ceremony. Evelyn was delighted to see them. She said: “Ewan was looking so bright and lovely and she was a bonny bride.”

Balhousie Lisden Care Home manager, Richard Lake added:

“Ewan and Rachel’s visit meant the world to Evelyn, but it also really lifted the spirits of all our residents and staff. We’d like to thank the newlyweds and wish them a very happy life together.”

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About Balhousie Care Group

Balhousie Care Group was formed 27 years ago to fill a gap in quality residential care in North East Scotland. Today, with 26 homes in the area, it is one of the leading providers of care for the elderly in Scotland, providing care to over 900 residents.

Balhousie Care prides itself on its person-centred approach to care. Putting people right at the forefront of everything they do; it’s inclusive of everyone. They capture this philosophy through the roll out of ‘Together We’re Great’, an initiative which recognises the skills, talents, attributes and support areas for each and every person involved in the organisation. Together We’re Great aims to value individuality and promote excellence across the organisation.

A Participation Charter – a first-of-its-kind in the care home sector – commits to residents getting a bigger say than ever in the care they receive, from writing care home policies to recruiting staff.

Balhousie Care Group is the recipient of numerous awards. These include three Scottish Care Awards, 2019 Growth Business and 2018 Service Business of the Year at The Courier Business Awards, 2019 Growth Business of the Year Perthshire Chamber of Commerce STAR Award, and SME Scotland Business Man of the Year 2019 for Chairman Tony Banks.