Arran House

Welcome to Arran House, East Wemyss


Arran House provides care for adults with learning disabilities and presentation of behaviours. Abbotsford worked with the Lynebank discharge programme in 1997 accepting adults with learning disabilities into community care facilities. Arran House provides accommodation for a maximum of 11 residents and operates as an independent social care unit with separate and individually tailored care programmes.

Arran House is co-terminus with the East Wemyss nursing home. The main design principal of the home is one of visual access. Residents are never more than one door from any room in the home therefore they have a simplified layout to learn when they moved to the home.

Ann Fairgrieve

Care Home Manager – Ann Fairgrieve

I began my career as a care assistant in 1996 and I have been Care Home Manager since 2005. Throughout the years I have gained various qualifications, HNC in Social Care, SVQ level 4 in Health and Social Care, Registered Managers Award, level 4 in Management and SVQ Assessors Award.

My aim is to promote family involvement with regards to all aspects of their relatives care.

My role within the organisational focus group is to promote activity programme planning and I believe at the heart of our organisation lies the quality of staff and their commitment to their role within the workplace.


Assistant Care Manager – Janice Fraser

I have worked within the Care Sector for over 18 years in a variety of different roles and positions where I began my career in Abbotsford Kinglassie as a care assistant. Throughout my career I have had many opportunities to further develop my knowledge and enhance my vast array of skills, I took up the position of Assistant Care Manager in 2002 at Abbotsford Castle Gait Manor, where I continued working alongside Care Manager Ann Fairgrieve, Ann and I have had a very strong working relationship since we began working together in Abbotsford Kinglassie, at the start of our careers in the care sector.

Throughout my working years with the company I have achieved various qualifications which include - an HNC in Health & Social Care, SVQ level 4 in Health and Social Care, and a level 4 in Management. I have also achieved qualifications in assessing SVQ training for staff and various other qualifications.

In my role as Assistant Care Manager I have learned that it is important to be flexible, kind and compassionate, patient and rational and most importantly that the residents wishes and needs are paramount. I also believe team work is vital to achieve the task in hand. One of the primary aims, I believe, for Abbotsford Castle Gait Manor is for staff to work together, build an excellent rapport with all residents and their family and friends.

Along with Ann our aim is to promote family involvement in the way their relatives are cared for and that, together with staff, will endeavour to provide the highest quality of person centred care that we can achieve.

Latest News


An egg-citing Easter afternoon
Sunday, 26 March 2017

The residents in Arran House enjoyed some light eggs-ercise after breakfast, in the style of an eggs-citing Easter egg hunt around the...
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An egg-citing Easter afternoon

Red Nose Day Celebrations
Friday, 24 March 2017
Red Nose Day Celebrations

Residents and staff in EWM decided to hold a pyjama party to celebrate red nose day. Residents and Staff in EWM decided to wear pyjamas or onesies...
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Red Nose Day Celebrations

Say Cheese
Saturday, 7 January 2017
Say Cheese!

One dull afternoon, residents and staff in EWM decided to have a wee photo shoot, striking their best poses and wearing their best smiles. Computer...
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Say Cheese

The chase is on
Friday, 6 January 2017
The chase is on

Residents and staff from Arran House enjoyed a fun packed two night break in the bright lights of London. Resident Kerry Brown’s wish was to go to...
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The chase is on

Reach for the sky
Friday, 6 January 2017
Reach for the sky!

Residents and staff from Arran House took to the skies of Perth in their very own Helicopter, a smooth ride and 20 minutes later they were back down...
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Reach for the sky

Getting crafty at the Manor over Christmas!
Sunday, 25 December 2016
Getting crafty at the Manor over Christmas!

The scissors and glue was out at the Manor over the month of December, with staff and residents getting prepared for the main man himself arriving on...
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Getting crafty at the Manor over Christmas!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Walking in a Winter Wonderland…

Two residents and staff from Arran House braved the cold weather and headed to Edinburgh to get right into the festive spirit! Residents Clare...
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Christmas Party Time!
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Christmas Party Time!

Residents and staff from Castle Gait Manor had a ball at Methil Ex Serviceman’s Club, where they were treated to a slap up buffet lunch and an...
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Christmas Party Time!

What a cracking cake!
Sunday, 18 December 2016
What a cracking cake!

With last minute Christmas preparations well under the way, our fabulous cook - Cathy has done an absolutely fantastic job with our show stopping...
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What a cracking cake!

Ahoy there!
Monday, 16 May 2016
Ahoy there!

Residents from Barra and Arran took advantage of the good weather and enjoyed sailing down Ratho Canal this afternoon.Tea and biscuits were provided...
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Ahoy there!

Eurovision Glory!
Saturday, 14 May 2016
Eurovision Glory!

The Eurovision song contest graced our screen on Saturday night, so residents and staff decided to get the bunting and British flags out and support...
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Eurovision Glory!

An egg-citing Easter afternoon
Saturday, 26 March 2016
An egg-citing Easter afternoon

The residents in Arran House enjoyed some light eggs-ercise after breakfast, in the style of an eggs-citing Easter egg hunt around the garden!Easter...
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An egg-citing Easter afternoon

Abbotsford Stars Shine Bright! Star Awards 2016
Friday, 22 January 2016
Abbotsford Stars Shine Bright! Star Awards 2016

Abbotsford Care once again held their annual awards party at the beautiful setting of the Bay Hotel in Kinghorn.With 12 speciality awards presented...
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Abbotsford Stars Shine Bright! Star Awards 2016

Winter Bash
Friday, 1 January 2016
Winter Bash

Winter's here lets spread the cheer and have lots of fun fun fun!On Friday the 18th December there was a wonderful winter Bash held at the Bay Hotel...
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Winter Bash

Residents have a blast in Blackpool
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Residents have a blast in Blackpool

Janet Pollock, Maureen Ritchie, Peter Murphy, Steven Pettigrew and Gina Philp from Castle Gait Manor were whisked off to sunny Blackpool with staff...
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Residents have a blast in Blackpool

A wish came True
Saturday, 26 September 2015
A wish came True

Heather & Shannon enjoyed a night at The Alhambra theatre in Dunfermline to see An Evening of Dirty Dancing, The Tribute Show for their 2015...
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A wish came True

East Wemyss on Tour
Friday, 11 September 2015
East Wemyss on Tour! Residents enjoy a jaunt down to Haggerston Castle

Residents from Arran, Barra and Coll enjoyed a weekend break to Haggerston Castle in Northumberland.They took up residence in luxury Caravans for...
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East Wemyss on Tour

Happy Birthday June!
Monday, 29 June 2015

June Roberts from Arran House celebrated her 61st Birthday on Sunday the 7th of June.June was overwhelmed to say the least about her Birthday...
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Happy Birthday June!

Links Market rolls into town
Monday, 20 April 2015
Residents from Arran House, Barra and Coll unit

Residents from Arran House, Barra and Coll unit enjoyed a wander through the famous Links Market this afternoon. Hook a duck was a firm favourite as...
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Links Market rolls into town

Arran House, Star Awards
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Staff at Abbotsford's Home in East Wemyss walked away with several of the prizes at the organisation's recent STAR AWARDS evening with Katy Johnston...
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Arran House, Star Awards

Contact Us


Abbotsford Arran House
11 Hendrie Lane
East Wemyss
KY1 4NZ

T: 01592 587 008

E: arranhouse@abbotsford-care.co.uk

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