Meet the team

Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:

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.

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