Balhousie lead in light with their very own Olympic torch relay

June 27, 2012 | By | Reply More

Torch away!

Balhousie Care Group homes are taking part in their own special Olympic torch relay when a handmade version will make its way round all the homes across Scotland.


The torch began its journey earlier this month with a ceremony at the Wheatlands home in Bonnybridge and is working its way round the remaining 23 homes and Balhousie headquarters before returning to Wheatlands on July 27 to coincide with the beginning of the Olympics.


Each home will mark the arrival of the torch with a special party where residents will enjoy a range of activities to help promote an active lifestyle, as well as some light refreshments.


The homes will each keep the torch for a couple of days before a chosen resident or residents will travel to the neighbouring home to pass it over and continue the celebrations.


Cath Galbraith, care home manager at Balhousie Wheatlands, said: “We’re all very excited about the Olympics this summer and having our very own special Balhousie Olympic torch relay is a great way to celebrate and get all our residents involved.


“We’re especially lucky here at Wheatlands as we get the torch at the beginning and end of its travels which means a double celebration and we’re particularly looking forward to it coming back so we can toast the opening ceremony of the Games.”


The torch will be visiting –


  • North Inch / North Grove, Perth    27/06 – 29/06
  • ASC Balbeggie                                     29/06 – 02/07
  • Stormont, Blairgowrie                      02/07 – 04/07
  • Coupar Angus                                     04/07 – 06/07
  • Clement Park, Dundee                      06/07 – 09/07
  • Moyness, Broughty Ferry                  09/07 – 11/07
  • Antiquary, Arbroath                          11/07 – 13/07
  • Monkbarns, Arbroath                       13/07 – 16/07
  • Lisden, Kirriemuir                             16/07 – 18/07
  • The Glens, Edzell                               18/07 – 20/07
  • Alastrean, Tarland                            20/07 – 23/07
  • Balhousie head office, Perth           23/07 – 25/07
  • Forthview, Methil                              25/07 – 27/07
  • Wheatlands, Bonnybridge                 27/07 – Olympics commence


Balhousie Care Group now cares for more than 860 residents in 24 homes, with plans for continued expansion.


New homes have opened in Coupar Angus and Dundee, with major extensions built at Auchterarder and Rumbling Bridge. A further two homes are currently being built at Huntly and St Ronan’s, Dundee, taking the total capacity to around 1,100 residents.


Balhousie Care Group prides itself on providing residents with an exceptional level of care and personalised service in very comfortable and stylish accommodation.


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