Queens View Harbour Care Home officially opened its doors last week.

The Troon care home unofficially opened to residents on July 22, but due to coronavirus restrictions, they were unable to fully celebrate the occasion.

Last Friday (November 12) Home Manager, Michelle Somerville was joined by SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford and residents to cut the ribbon of the new home.

The purpose-built home on Templehill, is home to 19 service users.

With a state-of-the-art cinema room, hairdresser, nail salon, and ample views of the marina in Troon, the home can cater for any kind of service user.

On officially opening the home, manager Michelle Somerville said she was delighted with the work that has gone on, and she is extremely proud of the home.

She said: “The home is purpose-built and it’s in an idyllic setting.

“People living here are already enjoying the facilities we have got on site.

“We’ve got a bar, a number of sitting rooms, a cinema, a café, and so much more.

The café is great for family who are visiting and they can come and make their coffee and sit and have a catch up with family.

“The home is built over three floors and it’s allowing us to care for the services users with a really personal approach.

"The people from Troon have been great and so welcoming for people in the community and I want to thank them for that.

“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped this happen.”

Dr Philippa Whitford helped to cut the ribbon, and she was also delighted to see the hard work that had gone into making the home happen.

She added: “I want to thank Michelle for inviting me to see the home and to declare it officially open.

“When you see it, you can see how much hard work has gone into making it what it is, and everyone involved should be incredibly proud.

“I want to wish all the service users all the happiness in the world during their time here and I’m sure they’ll get all the support they need.”