Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kirsty Urquhart

We all know that keeping active is important I have worked with Barchester since 2007. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities.

Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love.

Activities at our home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Life at Mo Dhachaidh Care Home


Residents enjoy V&A Dundee virtual talk

Residents gathered round in the lounge for the Mary Quant Virtual Museum Tour. The residents didn’t know the name Mary Quant at first but then once they seen the image on the TV they recognised her. The ladies then discussed the fashion and the items they had themselves 'in them days'!

Some of our residents couldn’t make it to the lounge so we provided a Chrome Book in the bedroom for those residents to take part also.

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St Patrick's Day

Residents enjoyed a beautiful Irish themed lunch provided by Gayle our Chef with soup to begin with, an Irish Stew (I do believe Guinness was added!) followed by an Irish Apple Cake for pudding.

Residents enjoyed a tipple of their choice which they really enjoyed too. We listened to traditional Irish Music then some of the 'Pub' favourites too which got everyone singing and staff attempting to do a wee Irish Jig. Before settling down at the end of the day to watch Riverdance, it went down a treat with a cuppa and a Four Leaf Clover shortbread biscuit to eat.

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Mother's Day cards from local school

Residents were delighted to receive another parcel from the primary school. Lots of lovely Mothers Days cards to the residents. The residents really loved looking at all of them and thought they were lovely as well as a kind gift for them.

Mythical creatures from local school

Ullapool Primary P1-P3 have sent us more artwork. There topic at school just now is Mythical Creatures and they sent us pictures of their mythical creatures. We have mermaids, Unicorns, snails??... and many more mythical creatures the children made up.

Balloon fun

Over the weekend the residents and staff enjoyed playing the Balloon Game. A firm favourite of the residents.

Mum's the word!

Residents at Barchester Healthcare’s Mo Dhachaidh care home, celebrated Mother’s Day with a tea party and video calls with the family. The home was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and bunting for the occasion.