• 26/01/2022

    After the success of the colouring competition with the local school back in Autumn, around the Tattie Bogle trail, our community-conscious care home, Balhousie Pitlochry got straight on to talks with the school to get the older half of the primary to design their Christmas card for them. Sadly, as with many of the activities ...

  • 26/01/2022

    Last week, residents at Balhousie Huntly, in Aberdeenshire, didn’t feel Bleu or throw a Feta, Brie'cause as National Cheese Lover’s Day, it was definitely a Gouda day! Legend tells us someone created the first cheese by chance, indeed the earliest record of cheese making dates back to 5,500 BC! Today there are over 1,400 ...

  • 26/01/2022

    Rabbie Burns may be famous for his 1794 song Red, Red Rose, but at Balhousie Stormont in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, residents took to creating the more traditional Scottish flower, making wonderful, vibrant blue thistles to decorate their home for their Burns Night ceremonies. And what celebrations there have been across the Balhousie Homes to honour ...

  • 19/01/2022

    When Dunelm Falkirk Community Support Group Facebook page asked for nominations to receive their Care Home Giveaway, Balhousie Wheatlands in Bonnybridge, was one of the first to have their name thrown into the frame. The local store was giving away one of their extremely popular Teddy Bear Reversible Throws and four Soft Fleece Throws ...

  • 19/01/2022

    The preparations are afoot for Burns Night at Balhousie Clement Park in Dundee. Residents have been busy setting out their clans, and tartans in visual style - folded up in plaid paper and displayed on the wall. Burns Night is unsurprisingly a popular celebration cross our Balhousie homes, an institution of Scottish life. Guests ...

  • 13/01/2022

    Christmas may be over for another year, but the warm and fuzzies are still being felt around Balhousie Alastrean. Staff and residents at our Aberdeenshire care home wanted to say a huge thank you to energy giant Total Energies for what can only be described as in incredible donation. During Christmas week, an elf from ...

  • 13/01/2022

    The new year can be full of Thank Yous - if you were lucky enough that Santa brought you plenty at Christmas! Have you done your Thank You notes yet? Residents at Balhousie Willowbank in Carnoustie, set to, not only writing their 'Thank Yous', but making their own fabulous cards, and took a wee ...

  • 13/01/2022

    We may have only just passed Hogmanay, here in Scotland, but at Balhousie Willowbank in Carnoustie, they just haven't had enough of the New Year's celebrations, and are already looking forward to the Chinese New Year! This year, Chinese New Year is still a few weeks away, on Tuesday, 1 February 1st, celebrations can ...

  • 13/01/2022

    Everything about Alex Jones’s career has screamed action, adventure and the outdoors. He has taken part in army manoeuvres in the former Yugoslavia and abseiled down the side of oil rigs in the North Sea. But nothing has given him more satisfaction than his current job: as a care assistant at an Aberdeenshire nursing home. ...

  • 13/01/2022

    The new year is often the time we revamp our fitness regime. The media is full of 'new-year-new-you' messages and less-than-subtle shoves to get us off the Christmas couch and up and moving. And Balhousie Clement Park, in Dundee, has risen to the challenge, taking up the novel fitness challenge of cheerleading! Maybe not ...