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Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

 A World War Two nurse with a passion for poetry has celebrated turning 100 at a Dunfermline retirement housing development. Mary Wright McKean, now a tenant at Bield’s Gillie Court, was born in Edinburgh where she worked as a librarian, civil servant and as a nurse during the war. Her time as a nurse is […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Retro tea room goes down a treat with East Ayrshire residents

Retro tea room goes down a treat with East Ayrshire residents

An East Ayrshire very sheltered housing development has given tenants the opportunity to step back in time by brewing up a refreshing retro treat for their tenants.   Menzies Court, managed by leading housing and care provider Bield, have created a unique tea room for their tenants with a dash of adoration for the past.  […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nervous flyer trains for pilot licence 60 years after first flight

Nervous flyer trains for pilot licence 60 years after first flight

Almost 60 years after first getting into a cockpit, a Fife man has his pilot’s licence in his sights as he studies for the first round of tests. It’s up, up and away for Roddy Kyle, a tenant at Bield’s Abercrombie Court in St Monans, as an upcoming hip replacement has failed to take the […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Home comforts for far flung centenarian

Home comforts for far flung centenarian

A woman who has spent her life in far-flung places has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Dundee retirement housing development. Emily Lyall, who was born in Soho and grew up in Kent, made India, Egypt and Singapore her home before returning to the UK. Celebrating with family and friends at Bield’s Strathmartine Court, Emily […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility.   Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift.   Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home Burns Night has a distinctive Scottish flavour

Care home Burns Night has a distinctive Scottish flavour

A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour.   Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional […]

January 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sonsie faces all round at Bield Burns’ Nicht

Sonsie faces all round at Bield Burns’ Nicht

A blast on the pipes and a splash of tartan were top of the menu as guests at a Kirkintilloch Day and Evening Care Service celebrated Burns’ Night in style.   Bield’s Whitehill Court welcomed service users and guests to enjoy a traditional three course Scots banquet and were piped into the restaurant before the […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care worker runs up £600 fundraising total

Care worker runs up £600 fundraising total

A dedicated Linlithgow woman has raised a phenomenal £600 for the care services where she has worked for nearly two decades. Manager at Bield’s West Port Resource Centre, where she has worked for 19 years, Christine Donnelly raised the total by completing a formidable 10k just a week after coming back from holiday. Christine said: […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield help fill 267 shoe boxes for disadvantaged children

Bield help fill 267 shoe boxes for disadvantaged children

Tenants at a Cumbernauld Retirement Housing Development have worked hard with the community to ensure disadvantaged children across Europe can enjoy a Merry Christmas with something to unwrap.   More than 50 hats were made while development manager, Elizabeth Fox, designed her very own puppets to be donated to children in Romania and Belarus.   […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chiming their way into the Christmas Spirit

Chiming their way into the Christmas Spirit

More than 40 children from a local choir sang in the season at a Kirkintilloch day care centre and retirement housing development.   Bield’s Whitehill Court opened their doors to pupils from Merkland Primary and Secondary School just a week after the choir had performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.   Michelle Furphy, Head […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bield tenants get into the Christmas spirit

Bield tenants get into the Christmas spirit

Tenants at a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development welcomed family and friends as they created the ultimate early Christmas present – raising a whopping £800. Their Christmas fair and ‘bauble swap’ events raised the total for their social funds to ensure the festive season at the development is as enjoyable as possible. Rena Kirton-Vaughan, Manager […]

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Biggar Care and Housing development celebrates Christmas with their biggest ever get together

A Biggar Care and Housing development celebrates Christmas with their biggest ever get together

A Biggar Care and Housing development has celebrated Christmas and community spirit with their biggest ever get together – raising £300 in the process.   Bield’s Langvout Court hosted more than 50 guests from their sheltered housing, care home and day care services as they combined their festivities for the first time.   Hannah Wade, […]

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Four daring care staff members from Linlithgow take a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity

Four daring care staff members from Linlithgow take a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity.   Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a […]

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
No Long Faces at Glenrothes Care Home

No Long Faces at Glenrothes Care Home

Residents of a Glenrothes care home have been paid a special visit by Shetland Pony, Bonny as part of a generous free call from Toppy Star Pony Hire.   Bield’s Finavon Court Care Home welcomed the miniature Shetland Pony mare to give residents a chance to interact and have fun with their new equine friend. […]

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Charity praises prolific care fundraisers

Charity praises prolific care fundraisers

A manager of Bield’s very sheltered housing development at Glebe Court, Cumnock has raised over £1,100 during her final coffee morning in an annual tradition that has been running since 1994.   Elizabeth Wilson bids farewell to her current role after banking over £12,000 in total for Macmillan Cancer Support in more than 20 years […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hair-Raising Halloween at Bield’s Rowan Gardens

Hair-Raising Halloween at Bield’s Rowan Gardens

Rowan Gardens, a Very Sheltered Development in Greenock celebrated Halloween in style this year with their own self-decorated ghoulish party.  A longstanding tradition at Bield’s Rowan Gardens, they have thrown more than ten Halloween parties in the past and went a step further this year creating a mix of decorations from creepy cards to bewitching […]

November 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sportsman’s dinner raises £2000 for housing and care service

Sportsman’s dinner raises £2000 for housing and care service

Mary’s Kitchen at Whitehill Court Day Care Centre in Kirkintilloch is set for a £2,000 boost after Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care services, received a generous donation from The Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs.   The Annual Sportsman’s dinner, which is held every year at The Eagle Lodge, raised an impressive […]

October 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Retirement housing development has raised £1000 for charity

Retirement housing development has raised £1000 for charity

Red carpet glamour has made an appearance at a Kirkintilloch retirement housing development as tenants and staff celebrated the people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development. The black-tie event took place at the development where HND Photograhy students from New College Lanarkshire were out in force to capture the images of the […]

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bield Chair underlines importance of people who dedicate their lives to work in care

Bield Chair underlines importance of people who dedicate their lives to work in care

The retiring Chair of Scotland’s leading provider of housing, care and support services for older people has underlined the importance of people who have devoted their lives to work the in sector.   Gerry O’Sullivan, Chair of Bield, said his last year in the position has been full of challenges but recognised that the hard-work […]

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Monthly pop-up restaurant goes from strength to strength

Monthly pop-up restaurant goes from strength to strength

A monthly bistro at a very sheltered housing development in East Lothian has gone from strength to strength in its first six months since launching in March. Preston Pantry, which was set up to give tenants, their friends and families, the chance to enjoy a restaurant style meal in a relaxed and comfortable setting has […]

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