Castle Gait Manor

Welcome to Castle Gait Manor, East Wemyss


Abbotsford East Wemyss is a purpose built care home that opened in 1998, offering support to adults with learning disabilities, older people and people with dementia. The home is divided into three small units Barra, Coll & Arran.

We boast en-suite bedrooms and large communal lounges that can be personalised as per the wishes of our residents, to give it a real sense of home and individuality. There is a sense of warmth and community throughout the home and we offer a welcoming environment and ensure that there is a happy and pleasant atmosphere for all residents and families alike. There are numerous photo displays throughout the home of our residents and staff on outings and taking part in various activities that are chosen and planned with all residents.

We provide a person centred approach to care and we ensure our residents have a full and exciting life. We have many activities on offer and will tailor these to suit the individual's needs. We also have an annual make a wish scheme, whereby the residents present the staff with a wish they would like to come true and we will strive to make this wish come true.

At Abbotsford East Wemyss you get more than a Care provider. We have a motivated workforce which operates to National Care Standards, legislation and best practice. The staff are dedicated in providing a better quality of life, maintaining and promoting independence and offering the assistance and support, you or your relative requires, to help you live your life the way you choose.

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


Thrill seeking at the Theme Park!
Monday, 14 August 2017
Resident Shannon McGuire along with staff member Katy Jensen from Castle Gait Manor ventured to M & Ds Theme Park on Monday 14th August.

Resident Shannon McGuire along with staff member Katy Jensen from Castle Gait Manor ventured to M & Ds Theme Park on Monday 14th August. Having...
read more

Thrill seeking at the Theme Park!

All set for Summer
Thursday, 3 August 2017
The resident Gnomes at the Manor were treated to a makeover last week, we are sure you will agree they are looking rather pleased with themselves posing in their very own patio area!

The resident Gnomes at the Manor were treated to a makeover last week, we are sure you will agree they are looking rather pleased with themselves...
read more

All set for Summer

Having a blast at Shell Bay!
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Having a blast at Shell Bay!

We hired out the luxury lodge at Shell Bay for the entire week and residents from Arran, Barra and Coll had the opportunity to make the most of the...
read more

Having a blast at Shell Bay!

WIMBLEDON MEMORIES AND WINNERS!!
Sunday, 16 July 2017

On the day of the Men’s final at Wimbledon, the residents of Coll unit staged their very own Men’s final. Players involved were Billy and Alex....
read more

WIMBLEDON MEMORIES AND WINNERS!!

Clay Pigeon Shooting
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Clay Pigeon Shooting

Peter Murphy and Care Assistant David Cini travelled to Cluny Clays for Peter to have his 2017 wish granted. Peter had chosen to go Clay Pigeon...
read more

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Dementia-Talk to someone who understands
Monday, 15 May 2017

A Dementia information stand has been erected in Castlegait Manor’s foyer. Castlegait Manor’s very own Dementia Ambassador Mandy Scott has...
read more

Dementia-Talk to someone who understands

An afternoon of entertainment & dancing with Jack High
Sunday, 14 May 2017

Residents & staff from Coll, Barra & Arran House enjoying an afternoon of singing. Residents dig out their dancing shoes as Jack High enters...
read more

An afternoon of entertainment & dancing with Jack High

Residents take to the Skies at the Famous Annual Links market
Friday, 21 April 2017

Residents from Arran House and Barra Unit enjoyed an afternoon at the Links Market on the Promenade at Kirkcaldy.   An afternoon at the Links the...
read more

Residents take to the Skies at the Famous Annual Links market

An egg-citing Easter Sunday
Sunday, 16 April 2017

Residents in Barra Unit enjoyed being surprised by the Easter bunny on Sunday morning. A morning of egg hunting and egg decorating was enjoyed by...
read more

An egg-citing Easter Sunday

Appreciating the Mum’s of Abbotsford on their special Day!!
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Appreciating the Mum’s of Abbotsford on their special Day!!

Mother’s day was celebrated on Sunday 26th March by Coll unit with a small gathering of Mother’s, Karen Whitaker, Ella Clunie, Margaret Anderson,...
read more

Appreciating the Mum’s of Abbotsford on their special Day!!

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

Reach for the sky

New Year Festivities
Sunday, 1 January 2017
New Year Festivities

Residents in Coll unit had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, celebrating the new year with a slap up lunch which consisted of Steak Pie followed by...
read more

New Year Festivities

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

What a cracking cake!

The Making Of The Royal Cake
Friday, 10 June 2016
The Making Of The Royal Cake

Cook and residents at Castle Gait Manor making a cake fit for a queen.What a royally spiffing time the residents and our Cook, Cathy has been having...
read more

The Making Of The Royal 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...
read more

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...
read more

Eurovision Glory!

Residents take to the Skies at the Famous Annual Links market
Thursday, 14 April 2016
Residents take to the Skies at the Famous Annual Links market

Residents from Arran House and Barra Unit enjoyed an afternoon at the Links Market on the Promenade at Kirkcaldy.The sun was shining and the weather...
read more

Residents take to the Skies at the Famous Annual Links market

Las Vegas comes to Castle Gait Manor
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Las Vegas comes to Castle Gait Manor

Well known & well sought after Las Vegas entertainer Amanda MacKay (C/A Mandy Scott) gave the residents in Coll unit a show to be remembered....
read more

Las Vegas comes to Castle Gait Manor

Happy Easter
Sunday, 27 March 2016
Happy Easter

Big congratulations to Margaret & Jean on wining our Easter Bonnet competition, as you can see the winners are modelling their designs. Fellow...
read more

Happy Easter

Oh What a night! Star Awards 2016
Friday, 22 January 2016
Oh What a night! Star Awards 2016

What a night the 22nd January turned out to be! Staff from Castle Gait Manor stepped into their glad rags, put their lipstick on and made it a night...
read more

Oh What a night! Star Awards 2016

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...
read more

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...
read more

Winter Bash

Fine Dining Competition 2015
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Fine Dining Competition 2015

Our two Cook's from Castle Gait Manor, along with lots of help from staff and residents and the local community participated in the NAPA Fine Dining...
read more

Fine Dining Competition 2015

Residents take to the Seas…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Residents take to the Seas…

Residents from Coll and Barra Unit took to the Canal at Ratho on the Canal Cruise-liner for a lovely afternoon on board.The sun was shining and the...
read more

Residents take to the Seas…

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

East Wemyss on Tour

Bollywood Event
Friday, 24 July 2015
Bollywood Event

Residents and staff from Castle Gait Manor in East Wemyss pulled out all the stops for the Abbotsford Care – Bollywood Event which was held at the...
read more

Bollywood Event

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...
read more

Happy Birthday June!

Costa del Wemyss
Saturday, 27 June 2015

Residents from Castle Gait Manor, Brian, Maureen & Peter from Arran House, enjoying time at our beach display with our new additions to the...
read more

Costa del Wemyss

Care Home Open Day 2015
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Residents from Castle Gait Manor put out all the stops for National Care Home Open Day, which was held in Coll unit on Friday 19th June. The event...
read more

Care Home Open Day 2015

Here Comes Summer...
Thursday, 11 June 2015

Residents in Coll Unit, Bill, Ella and Jean along with staff members Maggie and Christine spent a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sunshine and...
read more

Here Comes Summer...

Arran House’s Pizza Extravaganza
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Arran House residents, Peter, Heather, Janet , Margaret & Brian, Maureen & staff member Jacqui making homemade Pizza for tea on Tuesday 19th...
read more

Arran House’s Pizza Extravaganza

Here Comes The Summer!!!!
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

On Tuesday 09th June residents from Castle Gait Manor, Billy, Alex from Coll Unit, Heather, Shannon & Karen from Arran House & staff members...
read more

Here Comes The Summer!!!!

Easter bunny drops by
Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Residents from Arran House thoroughly enjoyed Easter Sunday here at the Manor on Sunday 5th April, enjoying the sunshine and hunting for some Easter...
read more

Easter bunny drops by

Red Nose Day Celebrations
Monday, 20 April 2015
Red Nose Day Celebrations

Residents and staff from Abbotsford Castle Gait Manor, East Wemyss celebrating Red Nose Day and raising funds for Comic relief.Tweedle Dee and...
read more

Red Nose Day Celebrations

Castle Gait Manor, 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...
read more

Castle Gait Manor, Star Awards

Contact Us


Abbotsford Castle Gait Manor
11 Hendrie Lane
East Wemyss
KY1 4NZ

T: 01592 715 181

E: eastwemyss@abbotsford-care.co.uk

Care Opinion logo

Abbotsford Care is registered with Care Opinion, an independent web site where people can share their stories of adult social care. We welcome feedback on all the services that we offer, as we want to be sure that our services reflect the needs of the people who use them and their families. For us to do this, we need to hear from you and encourage you to tell us about your experience on Care Opinion.

disability-confident-employer