Category: Harestane

Easter Egg Competition

We are now part of the Dundee activities network. We entered the Easter competition for best Eater card, coming second place. The clients were all invited to a fun afternoon at Janet Brougham House and one of our residents, Mrs Evelyn Davie received a certificate which we have displayed in the home for winning 2nd prize.


On the 16th March we held a silent disco for the clients and their loved ones to celebrate and give a different activity for the clients to enjoy The staff created playlists with genres of music the client could enjoy from the 50’s through to now. We all donned our disco gear and the clients had their neon glasses and led jewellery on to add to the occasion We had a ball !

Elvis comes to Harestane

We booked Paul Thorpe – He is a world-renowned Elvis Tribute Act The clients love Elvis and so do some of the tenants at Magdalen and so we invited them also. He was amazing interacted with the clients and he was unbelievable how much he sounded and looked like Elvis. The clients helped the party with their blow-up guitars and microphones and neon glasses It was a real Las Vegas vibe! He sang most of Elvis’ greatest hits and ended with Viva Las Vegas

Our client Annie Barty who loves Elvis went at the end and gave Elvis a Valentine rose which he was delighted with

A brilliant Valentines day was had by all.

Harestane 2023 Summer Carnival

We organised a Carnival on the 22nd July 2023 to celebrate summer for our clients, friends, families, and staff.

We wanted to do something that we have not done before so we decided on a carnival theme.

We had various stalls to raise money for the clients comfort fund such as Cake and Candy BBQ Tombola and kids activities; hook a duck, tin can alley , hoopla, hit the target, bouncy castle and many more.

This was a huge success. The staff all pulled together and made the attractions. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses, families and staff for their donations. We raised a massive £1600 which will be utilised for days out, concerts and activity materials.

I am so proud of the teamwork from everyone involved to bring this event together. Everyone had a great day!

Thanks to all for coming.

Coronation Celebrations at Harestane

We started preparing for the Coronation earlier than King Charles III. We received a donation from Mr Charles McMillan, on the passing of his beloved wife which allowed us to stage the event.

We wanted to have a street party however the British weather let us down and had to change our plan to have it indoors.

Clients and families were cordially invited to the party at 2pm on the Kings Coronation day. They were asked to wear red, white or blue and the staff wore the same. The residents loved watching the Coronation of the King with many of them remembering Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and some of them even remembering her Fathers coronation.


In the afternoon their was an entertainer on each floor. The clients participated in face painting and all the ladies wore a crown and all the men looked dashing in their Red White and Blue bowler hats!

Gail Rice had baked tirelessly and turned out a magnificent spread on the day and came with a few surprises e.g. a London Bus full of scones and the Kings Jubilee carriage full of cupcakes. The staff made the home look fit for a King with the amount of decorations.

A “ “Royal” time was had by all !!!

Harestane Care Home – Valentines day Trip

Valentine’s Day, met with Dundee’s V&A which made for a great day out for these lovely ladies, who attended a dementia-friendly concert featuring classical favourites, including Mozart and Mendelssohn.