Thank you from Parklands

After months of campaigning, we have successfully secured approval for a new 40 bed care home in Fortrose. Councillors backed our investment plans overwhelmingly. We are obviously delighted at the outcome but this is really a victory for the local community and, in particular, the older people of the Black Isle who will no longer have to leave their family, friends and the community they call home in order to receive residential care. I am grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout this process. Working together, we have successfully highlighted the urgent social need for a care home on the Black Isle.

Ron Taylor, Managing Director
Parklands Group

luxury living environment overlooking Chanonry Point
£4 million care home for Fortrose, tackling the care crisis
50 new jobs for local people, supporting local businesses
keeping older people and their families together

Our vision

Parklands intends to build a £4 million care home on Ness Road, close to the centre of Fortrose. It has been sensitively designed to reflect its rural setting in the heart of a conservation area. It will consist of three wings built in the style of a farm steading – the main anchor building, which will serve as the central hub of the facility, and two smaller residential wings. The 40 en-suite bedrooms will be substantially larger than the national standard set by the Care Inspectorate.

Our Vision

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View our plans

Our exciting plans will not only transform care for the elderly and create jobs; we aim to build a modern care facility that sensitively reflects its rural setting.

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About Parklands

Parklands was established almost 25 years ago by Ron Taylor. As a young student, Ron cared for his elderly grandfather and grew frustrated at the lack of local care services. He set up Parklands in 1993, initially with one facility in Buckie. Today, Parklands operates seven care homes in Moray and the Highlands, employing around 500 people and providing residential care for around 250 older people in small, rural communities like Fortrose. It is one of the largest independent care providers in the north of Scotland and has won a series of prestigious awards for its commitment to care quality and to people development.