Andrew is a director of FBR Ltd, a firm of land agents and rural surveyors based in Kelso. He has been actively involved in fund raising over many years for RSABI and he very much admired the care that his late mother in law received with QME Care. His other interests include directorship of a number of companies including the Border Ice Rink. He is an active member of the St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kelso.
Dr Sandy Sutherland
Sandy was a GP in Midlothian for 30 years before becoming a GP appraiser. While a GP he had a particular interest in care in old age. He was motivated to join the Board following the exceptional care his mother received with QME Care in the last years of her life. Throughout his life he has had an active interest in livestock farming, selling rams at Kelso Ram Sale for many years.
Rachel is an Occupational Therapist by profession, with many years experience working in the field of adult and older peoples’ care. As a Trustee, Rachel takes responsibility for staffing matters and aims to support the continued delivery and development of excellent care to our residents.
Building Maintenance & Improvement
Glynn is a Surveyor by profession and was invited to join the Trustees to advise on maintenance and structural matters as they affect the Home. Prior to his retirement, Glynn was for many years a Director of M&J Ballantyne Ltd, the well respected Borders Building Contractors. Glynn has had a lifelong interest in Rugby and has served as President of Kelso Rugby Club.
Sally joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. Previously an investment manager in Edinburgh and trust department manager for a firm of accountants in Kelso, Sally spent many years working in finance. Recent experience of caring for elderly relatives inspired her to join the Board. Her interests include gardening and she is a Roxburghshire organiser for the charity Scotland’s Gardens.
Dorothy Dobson MBE
Dorothy is a Teacher of Physical Education. She taught in Peeblesshire then at the High School of Dundee. Since 1974, she has been based at the University of Dundee, specialising in exercise for people aged 60 and over. Her classes in Dundee (up to 1,000 people per week) contributed to medical research projects studying the effects of exercise and aging. These classes are also run throughout the UK.
Legal Matters & HR
William is a partner in a solicitor’s firm with offices in Galashiels and Selkirk. William specialises in handling legal issues affecting older adults. William has been a trustee in a number of charities providing support, including housing for older adults.
Finlay Calder, OBE
Finlay is a retired Grain Merchant who lives in Berwickshire. He joined the Board of Trustees in January 2023 having been a regular visitor to Kelso whilst his wife Elizabeth was in residence within Evanthea House. Finlay is an energetic fund raiser for all good causes including QME, Parkinson’s, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, and also the Ukraine.
Dr Gillian Arbuckle
Gillian worked for 31 years as a GP partner in Galashiels until her retirement in 2020. Gillian was a GP trainer, and secretary of the Galashiels Local Medical Committee for 20 years as part of her career. Gillian was involved with Dementia care as part of her work, and has first hand experience of caring for a loved one at home.