Life is suite at new Bearsden care home

Suites within the latest state-of-the-art care home, Antonine House, in Bearsden have been given their official names following a competition in the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald.

They are to be called the Douglas Suite, Boclair Suite, Lennox Suite and Thistle Suite.

The names were chosen by local residents, Douglas Heard, Alan Mould, Gerald Littlejohn and Gordon McNee.

All the winners and their families will be invited to attend the official opening of the care home later this year where a plaque bearing the name of each of the suites will be displayed.

The Douglas Suite was named after Douglas Heard, aged 96, from Bearsden.

His daughter Karen Forbes said: “My dad lives across the road from Antonine House and has witnessed every stage of the care home being built from the first brick being laid to the last. It’s therefore fitting that one of the suites within the home is named after my dad.”

The luxury, purpose-built care home on Roman Road represents a £9.1million investment by family run company Meallmore Ltd.

Care Home Manager, Ms Bobby Dougan, said: “When it came to naming suites within the new facility, we wanted to ask residents and staff what they thought as part of our philosophy to involve the people who live and work in our care homes.

“We were impressed with the names that were chosen and it was hard to whittle them down to four from the excellent options we were given. I am very happy with the suggestions we’ve gone with. I think all are very proud names and will inspire confidence in those coming to the home. It will be a beautiful place to live.”

The new home will be sub-divided into four wings, each with their own sitting and dining areas. Rooms at the new home, expected to be one of the country’s finest providing quality personal nursing and dementia care, far exceed national care standards.

Dozens of local people including Bearsden MSP Fiona McLeod took the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive tour of the home during their recent open week.

If you would like more information please call Ms Bobby Dougan, Manager, on 0141 942 4644 to arrange a private consultation, or e-mail