£3.5 million care home to create up to 50 care jobs in Fortrose

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Ron Taylor, Managing Director of Parklands Group
Ron Taylor, Managing Director of Parklands Group

Plans for a new £3.5 million care home in Fortrose will go on display this week as the proposed operator Parklands Group hosts a public exhibition in the town.

The company last month submitted a planning application to The Highland Council for a purpose built care home in the town. If approved, around 50 jobs will be created once the care home opens at the end of 2016, generating around £1 million for the local economy.

A community drop in event will be held at Black Isle Leisure Centre on Wednesday 14 October, from 4-6pm, at which local residents can see the plans in more detail and put any questions to senior staff from the company. The event is open to all.

The Parklands Group is one of the largest independent care home providers in the north of Scotland with care homes across Moray and the Highlands.

The company employs 475 professional staff who provide care and support for 250 residents.

In 2014, Parklands opened two new care homes at Muir of Ord and Tain in a £5 million investment by the company.

The company has also announced plans to replace its Mount Barker home in Grantown on Spey, at a cost of £3.5 million, and build a new care facility in Elgin, cementing its status as Moray’s leading care home provider. The company has also acquired a site in Inverness for future development.

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