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Pitcairn Lodge Nursing Home in Aberdeenshire

Kirkton of Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6XT
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Surrounded by beautiful woodland in a tranquil setting, our nursing home is in the heart of the rural community of Kirkton of Skene, Westhill. Our fantastic care team provides nursing care, dementia care, respite care and palliative care to our residents.

Making the most of the location, we have two gardens – one for our residents with more advanced nursing needs and one for our dementia suite. Our residents get great pleasure from relaxing in the idyllic gardens during the warmer weather. We are surrounded by trees, which are a haven for wildlife and the residents love watching the squirrels and listening to the calming birdsong.

Gardens at Pitcairn Lodge

In one of the gardens, we have sensory planting area and a stunning mural featuring a loch surrounded by poppies, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. This is close to the heart of many of our residents and we were proud to welcome people from the local community into our nursing home for its grand unveiling.

In the dementia garden, we have decking, seasonal plants and a bus stop donated by the local council. Many items in the gardens and home have been bought with a generous donation from a company in nearby Kingswells, as well as money raised through fundraising events and donations from residents, staff and loved ones.

Staff caring for our residents living with dementia can benefit from our Best Practice Training supported by the University of Stirling, an international centre of dementia expertise.

The home’s team is very well established and dedicated to maintaining the excellent reputation of Pitcairn Lodge within the local community. Two members of staff recently received long-service awards having been at Pitcairn Lodge for over 20 years.

Traditional Scottish fayre

Mealtimes are a real highlight for our residents, who love the variety of traditional Scottish fayre, from haggis, neeps and tatties and stovies to Aberdeen’s famous haddock.

Activities are also an important part of life in the at Pitcairn Lodge. Residents really enjoy regular visits to see pre-school children at a nearby playgroup in Westhill as part of ‘The Intergenerational Program’. This approach to activities is a fantastic way for residents to still feel very much a part of their local community, plus the children really enjoy coming here too.

Within our dementia care suite, there is a private dining area, affording our residents and their loved one's space and privacy they desire to enjoy special family gatherings in a relaxing environment. We also use this area for the ladies’ afternoon teas and the gents’ social activity sessions that we organise.

Pitcairn Lodge also features a reminiscence lounge in the suite where we care for our residents with more advanced nursing needs. This room is filled with items of memorabilia that capture the nostalgia of years gone by.

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Latest Care Inspectorate Report

27th November 2019

Pitcairn Lodge Nursing Home, Westhill (PDF 90KB)

Stories from the home

Gardens at Pitcairn

Idyllic setting

Off the beaten track, our home has the most peaceful, idyllic setting surrounded by woodland trees up a quiet winding lane.

Pitcairn dining room

Celebration time

As well as spacious lounges, we also have a private tea room with fine china perfect for family celebrations.

Artwork at Pitcairn

Lest we forget

Our stunning mural commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War is a beautiful addition.

Pitcairn Lodge bedroom image

Make yourself at home

Our home has been recently refurbished to a high standard and all of our 55 bedrooms are en-suite.

Facilities at this home


  • Dining room
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Quiet room
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Children visits
  • Day trips
  • Live entertainment
  • Pamper sessions
  • Pet therapy
  • Reminiscence sessions

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
Care staff

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Kirkton of Skene
AB32 6XT
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 5 November 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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