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Murrayside and Lauder Lodge named best in the country

April 29th 2019


Two care homes in Edinburgh are celebrating after being recognised as two of the best in Scotland.  

Lauder Lodge - Top 20

The Top 20 Care Home Awards highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 120,000 reviews received from residents and relatives.

This year, Murrayside and Lauder Lodge both received the prestigious distinction and were named among the best care homes in Scotland for the 2019 awards.  

Michelle Reid, home manager at Murrayside, said: “We are delighted to have been recommended as a top 20 care home in Scotland. Creating a home-away-from home has always been our top priority ever since we opened our doors in Edinburgh, so I’m thrilled to see how far we’ve come in less than six months. 

“Everyone here strives to enable residents to remain active and independent and to get the most out of every day; whether that means supporting them to join in with arts and crafts, music sessions, baking or gentle exercise classes.

“I would like to thank the team for all their hard work in making Murrayside a wonderful place to live – every single person makes such a valuable contribution and I really appreciate their commitment to the home.”

Nicole Anderson, home manager at Lauder Lodge, added: “Everyone here is over the moon that Lauder Lodge has been named as a top 20 care home in the country. 

Murrayside - Top 20 care home

“We place great emphasis on individuals to ensure that everything they do or experience is meaningful and life enhancing for them. The team here never waste an opportunity to engage with residents and they routinely stop to talk with people in corridors, hold residents’ hands, and just generally make sure they feel supported and cared for.

“This ranking is testament to the dedication of each individual team member at Lauder Lodge, and I would like to say a big thank you for their commitment and passion.”


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Our new purpose-built care home in Portobello, Edinburgh, opened its doors in December 2017. Our dedicated team delivers a wide range of personalised care services for older people, ranging from the very best in nursing and residential care, to short term respite care as well as specialist care for people living with dementia. Lauder Lodge features impressive facilities, including its very own cinema where residents can catch their favourite films in comfy chairs. Residents can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our coffee shop, which opens onto a second floor terrace. This spacious area gives residents and their visitors the chance to catch up ‘al fresco’ on warm days and enjoy views westwards to Arthur’s Seat and eastwards to the beach at Portobello.

Lauder Lodge
2 Wakefield Avenue

0333 321 1921

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Murrayside care home opened its doors in October 2018, offering a wide range of personalised care services for older people, including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care. Living at Murrayside is all about comfort and luxury – you’ll find a range of comfortable lounge and dining areas, spacious activity areas and 63 beautifully decorated, private en-suite bedrooms. At Care UK, we believe that you should be able to continue enjoying a fantastic lifestyle when you move into one of our homes, that’s why our new home in Murrayside has its own contemporary café, hair and beauty salon and a cinema – helping you to get the most out of every day.

34 South Beechwood
EH12 5YS

0333 321 1994

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • End of life care