Lochduhar Care Home

1 Blackley Park Road,

Off Hardthorn Road,


Dumfries & Galloway,


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Care enquiries 01387 424 610
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
All other calls 01387 256 524

Lochduhar Care Home in Dumfries

Lochduhar Care Home provides first-class 24-hour nursing care for elderly people, including expert care for those living with dementia in our Memory Lane Community. Alongside this, we offer services for people with physical disabilities and mental health issues, in a safe and secure setting.

Our mission statement notes that, ‘by putting quality first in everything we do for residents, relatives and staff, we aspire to be the most respected and successful provider’. In addition, our skilled and experienced team are dedicated to fostering an atmosphere of care and support, which enables and encourages residents to live as full, interesting and independent a lifestyle as possible.

Lochduhar is ideally situated on the outskirts of Dumfries. It is in close proximity to local amenities, with a regular bus service to and from the town centre, and is also only a short drive to the Solway Coast.

We are proud of the care we offer and would be delighted to show you around our home.

Types of care

The care we provide is delivered in a way that promotes independence for those who live in our home. Where possible, it is important that residents are encouraged to perform daily tasks independently or with minor support. Our services are devised with individualised treatment in mind for each person, so getting to know everyone and understanding their needs is imperative to delivering bespoke, person-centred care.

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Nursing Care

Residential Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Conservatory
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Charles Holland

General Manager

Hi, my name is Charles and I am the General Manager here at Lochduhar. Welcome to our website!

I qualified as a nurse in 1988 in Dumfries and worked in the NHS for 10 years in various positions, both hospital and community-based. I moved into the private sector and have successfully managed care homes for over 15 years. During this time, I studied for and was awarded a 2:1 Honours Degree in Healthcare from Bradford University.

My Philosophy is one of total inclusion through sharing lives and partnership working.

I firmly believe that the people who live here and their loved ibes should be empowered to shape the future direction of the home. My aim at Lochduhar is to create a culture where total inclusion is seen as the norm.

I enjoy the challenges of my role at Lochduhar and am proud to say that we have a great team who go the extra mile to ensure that life at Lochduhar is a life worth living.

We think you'll find we're ideally suited to meet your needs now and in the future.

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Michele Peacock

Deputy Manager

Michele is a registered mental health nurse and has worked at Lochduhar since 1996. Originally employed as a Staff Nurse, Michele was promoted to Team Leader of our dementia care unit in 2006 and was then further promoted to Deputy Manager in 2015.

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Cheryl Beeton


Cheryl is responsible for maintaining all administration and accounts within the home.

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Margaret Murdoch

Activities Coordinator

I have worked at Lochduhar for over 15 years, firstly as a Care Assistant on our Memory Lane Community, which I enjoyed for 6 years. I took on the role of Activities Coordinator in 2006 and thoroughly enjoy this position.

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Heather Johnstone

Head Housekeeper

Hi, my name is Heather Johnstone, and I have worked at Lochduhar since 2000. Lochduhar is not only my work place, but it’s also like a second home to me, as it is a warm and friendly environment. We are all here for the residents and it makes my day to see them smiling and having fun. 

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Maricel Regatillo

Senior Nurse

Maricel has worked at Lochduhar since 2004 and was originally employed as a Nurse. Maricel was promoted to a Senior Nurse in 2016 and now oversees our ground floor unit.

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Evelyn Paterson

Head Chef

Evelyn has worked at Lochduhar since 2007, originally as an Assistant Cook before being promoted to Head Chef in 2011. Prior to working at Lochduhar, she worked for the NHS catering department.

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Out PAT dog, Jacko, visits the home every other Wednesday with his owner, Aileen. Jacko visits residents at Lochduhar, who are really fond of dogs. Jacko loves being made a fuss of and even enjoys going to the rooms of the less mobile residents.

Life at Lochduhar Care Home

Life at our home is composed of many key elements, not least of all, a dedicated team who strive to deliver high quality care, exciting activities and delicious food for the individuals we support. These services are enhanced by our excellent facilities, which serve to make residents’ time here as comfortable as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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