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Men at work

We love watching men at work!

We are getting towards the end of converting a number of bedrooms specifically for people with early dementia. Like the other rooms in the Cottage they have level walk-in showers, and dementia friendly furniture and furnishings to the specification that won us a Gold Award for design from Stirling University. This means that we will be able to admit more people living with early dementia, and so balance out the number of people in our two communities. The builders are working closely with us to make sure that the resident’s daily lives are affected as little as possible. In fact for some of the residents the building work provides for an interesting and ever changing spectacle…

New extension

This pretty garden shelter was built when we converted a couple of bedrooms to the full Cottage specification which is designed specifically for people with early dementia. The shelter gives residents a convenient resting point on the way to an outing, or just a dry place to watch the garden in the rain. A new raised bed will shortly complement the shelter, and we have asked a local artist to paint it with a fantastical mural.

Margaret’s and Tinker’s special time

Welcome to our brand new grand entrance!

Visitors using the garden gate will be welcomed by a grand entrance. A wide long path cutting across the lawn taking you pass the cedar tree to the cottage. That path means we will also be able to take long walks from the terrace, down the ramp to the vegetable garden, along the new path and back through the terrace.

We have been busy expanding………

our doves’ accommodation! Over the past year our dove population has been expanding and their accommodation was becoming a little crowded. So we built them another dovecote. The curious thing though is that they are yet to move into their extension.

We also noticed that the doves adopted a single pigeon …..ahhhhhh