Balhousie Coupar Angus staff and residents celebrated the start of the Tokyo Olympics in style – with a garden party, stylised decor and even a torch lighting ceremony!

The care home – known for pulling out the stops when it comes to outside spaces (the home was a finalist for its imaginative garden in the recent Balhousie in Bloom awards) – didn’t disappoint. The gathering to mark the games featured bunting, food and live music.

There was a ‘torch lighting’ ceremony, with two residents holding up inflatable torches amidst lots of cheers.


And the famous Olympic rings were replicated using upcycled light fittings.

Perthshire musician Chris White, a favourite across Balhousie’s 26 care homes, joined the party with a medley of pop favourites on his guitar.

Home Manager Morag Shea said: “Our activities coordinator Doris Scott pulled out all the stops to make this happen and the whole team and residents came together to create a brilliant event. We’ll all be following the Olympics now and I’m sure there will be more sport-related activities coming up.”