Very Sheltered Homes in the Scottish Highlands
Very Sheltered Homes in the Scottish Highlands

Local Services


AbbeyField House in Kingussie is very handy for most local services in the town.



The Library is just a few yards along Spey Street in the Badenoch Community Centre



Kingussie Medical Practice is some 300 yards from the House, in Ardvonie Car Park (behind the Duke of Gordon Hotel).  This is a modern, purpose-built health centre with six doctors, nurses' clinic and health care assistant.  Home visits available for patients who are physically unable to attend the surgery.


Telephone: 01540 661 233



Social Services

Highland Council Social Work Department has an office in the Council Buildings next to the railway station and can offer advice on personal care and other benefits.  A day centre for the elderly is located at the Wade Centre on Spey Street, some 300 yards from the House (transport to and from the Wade Centre is available).



The local dentist (private practice) is next door to the House in Gynack Street



Chiropodist visits are arranged as required



Kingussie has two hairdressers, both in King Street, about 200 yards from the House.  Alternativel, hairdresser visits can be arranged as required.



Bank of Scotland has a branch in the High Street with an ATM.  It is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Royal Bank of Scotland customers are served by a mobile bank which calls at Kingussie on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The Post Office also provides a number of banking services.


Post Office

Kingussie Post Office, some 200 yards from the House, is in the High Street.  It is open Monday to Saturday (half day on Wednesdays and Saturdays).



A branch of Boots is located on the High Street.  Repeat prescriptions can be telephoned to the doctors' surgery and collected from Boots.



Church of Scotland, Free Church and the Roman Catholic Church all hold Sunday services in Kingussie.  The Free Church is about 100 yards from the House, immediately across Gynack Gardens, the Roman Catholic Church is in Newtonmore Road while St Columba's Church of Scotland is about 400 yards away towards the eastern end of the High Street.



Kingussie has a good variety of shops in the High Street and King Street.



The washing machine and dryer are available for residents' use at almost any time.  Other laudry servies are available from Riverside Launderette in Gynack Street, some 50 yards from the house.


Other Services

Accountants - Peter Munro & Co, High Street, Kingussie

(01540 661 360)

Solicitors - Robertson & Co, High Street, Kingussie

(01540 661 448)


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