two residents laughing in front of a giant coloured toadstool

A trip to the Zoo for residents at Balhousie Specialist Huntington’s unit, Rumbling Bridge in Kinross, was all the brain-child of resident Marie.

Determined to make the most of the lovely weather and get to see some wonderful animals, Marie planned the whole project from scratch – and another resident added in a fab pub lunch on the way!

The animal-lovers chose the unique Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian – a very special zoo with a mission to encourage the conservation of endangered wildlife, in a safe and natural environment. Originally a garden centre, the owners always agreed to re-home pets that were either no longer wanted or could no longer be cared for which eventually included three bears and four lions following lives performing in travelling circuses! Five Sisters Zoo now has 180 different species of mammals, birds and reptiles from all around the world.

Gavin and Marie with other residents along with Support Workers Cat, Jen and Sarah had a fantastic day. Gavin especially enjoyed the meercats but Marie said she just loved everything (but especially the bunny rabbits!)