Mo Dhachaidh Care Home

North Road, Ullapool, Ross-shire, IV26 2XL  Map View

Mo Dhachaidh Care Home in Ullapool

Mo Dhachaidh Care Home in Scotland is located in the beautiful rural North West Highlands in the fishing village of Ullapool. The village itself has a host of independent shops and restaurants offering local produce and places to eat. The home is nestled in the heart of the village and also provides premises for the local GP surgery and council office.  

In the summer months Ullapool is vibrant and residents at Mo Dhachaidh enjoy walks to the sea front, the local pipe-band playing, music events at the Macphail Centre and trips to nearby Ardmair. In the winter months, local school children visit the home where residents enjoy the variety of musical instruments and singing.  Other visitors we have to the home include live musicians, Stella ( who is a trained therapy dog)  and of course our much loved dog Treacle, who visits several times a week.

Mo Dhachaidh offers high quality elderly care for up to 21 frail older people, including 24-hour nursing care, residential care and dementia. We are also able to offer short break and respite stays. Our dedicated and skilled team of qualified nurses and trained carers will be able to offer a care package to suit each individual resident to enable them to continue to have choice and freedom in a safe and comfortable environment. Mo Dhachaidh staff and residents ensure families and friends get a warm welcome and feel involved in the home and the care delivered to their friend or family member.  

We would be delighted for you to visit and see for yourself the services that Mo Dhachaidh can provide.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Providing great quality care and wellbeing’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Types of care

The greatest attribute of our small care team is that they really listen to residents and their families, who are best placed to voice how they wish to be supported. These views are then used to create a person-centred care plan, which is delivered by experienced carers and nurses, who are available 24 hours a day. With this person-centred approach, we are able to support older people with a variety of needs, including physical disabilities, dementia and life limiting conditions. Our focus is around the well-being of each resident and supporting their family members; we are able to do this alongside the GPs, chiropodist, occupational therapist, health visitor and social work team, all of whom are situated within the same building as the home. We strive to also meet residents' social and cultural needs and we actively encourage local talent to visit the home regularly, which includes a therapy dog, a 'gentle' exercise guru, an accordionist and a regular church service. We embrace our highland culture, with music and traditional Scottish foods and the occasional 'wee dram'. The home has received consistently 'good' ratings from the Care Inspectorate and the inspection report reflects our aim and hard work to ensure that residents at Mo Dhachaidh feel included in the local community.

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Nursing care

Residential care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.

A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.


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


  • Day trips
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi
  • Laundry


  • 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.

Wendy McGowan

General Manager

Hi, my name is Wendy, and I am the general manager here at Mo Dhachaidh. Welcome to our website!

I am originally from England, and moved with my family to Scotland in 2006. I started my career in the healthcare sector at age 18 and worked as a carer in a nursing home. Throughout my nurse training I regularly worked in this sector and, as a qualified nurse, often supported care homes in their provision of care.

I qualified as a nurse in 1996 and worked in emergency mental health team throughout the first 10 years of my nursing career. In that time, I developed a collaborative leadership style, and later on worked as a team leader for a specialist crisis intervention team in Southport.

The most rewarding part of my job is the relationships I have developed with residents, their family members and the staff who help support the people who live here. I am delighted that, through our provision of person-centred care, we have developed a homely atmosphere and a place people like to live in.

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Life at Mo Dhachaidh 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 & Facilities

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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