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Andrew Wemyss
Andrew Wemyss

Chairman

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
Dr Sandy Sutherland

Vice Chair

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 Jackson
Rachel Jackson

Clinical Matters

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.

Glynn Hobkirk
Glynn Hobkirk

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 Yonge
Sally Yonge

Finance Matters

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
Dorothy Dobson MBE

General Matters

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.

Ewan Rintoul
William Windram

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. 

Ewan Rintoul
Finlay Calder, OBE

General Matters

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.

Ewan Rintoul
Dr Gillian Arbuckle

Clinical Matters

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.

Sunflower Support Services

We are thrilled to announce the official launch of Sunflower Support Services following a period of restructuring and refinement. As many of you will be aware already, we have a track record of providing support services to local community members and have been...

KELSO ARTISTS DEVOTE STUNNING MURAL TO LOCAL DEMENTIA RESIDENTS

QME Care’s Murray House has been transformed into a haven of creativity and compassion, thanks to the artistic talents of Tricia Duncan and Aileen Calder of Eptas Arts in Kelso. In a heartwarming collaboration, the duo has crafted a mural dedicated to those living...

QME CARE IN KELSO COMMEMORATES REMEMBRANCE DAY WITH A HEARTFELT SERVICE

QME Care in Kelso, a leading care provider, hosted a poignant Remembrance Day service on Saturday 11th November, bringing together residents, staff, and resident’s family members in a touching tribute to honour the courageous individuals who sacrificed their lives for...

QME CARE IN KELSO HOST HEART WARMING AMERICAN STYLE BBQ EVENT IN PICTURESQUE GROUNDS

KELSO CARE HOME EVENT DEEMED A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! QME Care in Kelso hosted a heart warming American style BBQ event last week that brought together residents, their families, and dedicated care staff for a day filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories....

NURSING HOME IN SCOTTISH BORDERS LAUNCHES SECOND ‘GRIEF CAFE’

SCOTTISH NURSING HOME LAUNCHES 'GRIEF CAFE' TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY A Scottish nursing home has announced plans to develop and implement the launch of a second “grief cafe” following positive feedback. QME Care in Kelso announced the plan in a bid to support...

About us

QME Care provides accommodation in three separate houses: Queen’s House is a modern nursing home, Murray House is for people living with Dementia, and Evanthea House provides care for people with cognitive impairment. Find out more.

Care Inspectorate
QME Care

Tel: 01573 224 886

Email: info@qmecare.org

QME Care, Angraflat Road, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7NS

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