About Us

Our 30 Year History

Priority Care was founded in 1987 by old friends and business partners, Andy Prior Snr. & Benny Reilly when they opened St Vigean’s Care Home in Arbroath. Caring for adults with learning disabilities, their focus from day one was to support and enable their clients in all aspects of their life whilst making them feel completely at home.

Over the coming years Ben & Andy continued to develop and improve the company, acquiring and building new care homes in Tayside, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire. One of their proudest moments was opening their first purpose built facility, Harestane Care Home in 1995. Being built in Harestane Rd, Dundee this had a special meaning for Andy who had grown up with his brothers and sisters across the road and had many happy memories of playing along the Dighty Burn.

By the late 90’s Andy & Ben’s sons and daughters had joined the family run business in a variety of different roles from caring to building maintenance. Andy’s eldest daughter, Veronica was appointed as Director of the groups care training company in 2005. Co-founder Ben left the company in 2010 after almost 25 years to pursue his passion for antiques opening a large antiques centre in Perthshire.

Along with their team, Andy’s eldest son and daughter, Andy & Veronica have run the business since 2011 with a focus on maintaining the high quality of care Priority Care provides. On to its third generation, two of Andy Snr’s grandchildren now work
in the homes.

After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Andy Snr sadly passed away in Meigle Country House in 2018. Priority Care is his legacy which he, his good friend and family, along with their team, have worked tirelessly to build. Something we are all so proud of today. The Priority Care team is now almost 300 strong and cares for over 200 clients.

Historical Timeline



Magdalen House care home for adults with learning disabilities opens in Roseangle, Dundee.


Harestane Care Home, our first purpose built care home is built in Harestane Rd, Dundee. Originally built to provide nursing care for 50 clients, Harestane has been recently extended to provide care to an additional 16 clients.


Priority Care aquired Drumdarroch Care Home in Aberdeenshire, which is a purpose built nursing home for 41 clients.


We acquired Meigle Cottage Hospital which was then fully refurbished to provide nursing care for 23 clients.


We added Harestane Hydrotherapy Pool to Harestane Care Home for the use of our clients from all homes in the group. Harestane Hydro is also well used by the local community and offers a variety of water based classes including Water Babies, Aqua Aerobics & Aquatic Physiotherapy sessions.


Priority Care aquired St Columba’s Care Home, located close to the city centre of Dundee. St Columba’s provides nursing and dementia care for 54 clients.


Installed staff training suite at Priority House to enable all group staff to continually develop their skills.


Magdalen House changed from care home status to operate as a Housing Support Service for adults with learning disabilities.