Welcome to our
Scotland & North Clinic

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About Our Scotland & The North Clinic

Situated in the beautiful village of Erskine, 9 miles to the west of Glasgow city centre, Abbeycare Scotland is located at Erskine Mains House.

The building lies on a site extending to 0.49 Hectares (1.22 Acres) and is situated within a modern residential estate with good access to local amenities.

Abbeycare has comfortable, homely accommodation across two floors and all 34 large individual rooms have en-suite facilities.

At Abbeycare Scotland our experienced and multi-disciplinary team support clients through the recovery process with first class outcomes.

With a highly successful and proven therapeutic programme, tailored recovery care plans, continuous included aftercare and attractive fees and payment options, Abbeycare Scotland is the ideal place to begin your journey to recovery.

Why Choose Abbeycare

  • Supervised detox
  • Holistic and alternative treatments
  • Individually tailored recovery care plans
  • Attractive pricing
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Meet Our Scotland Team


Douglas MacFarlane

Service Manager

Douglas has been involved in the addictions field for over 15 years and has had the pleasure of working closely with hundreds of individuals and helping them on their journey to recovery.
Douglas joined Abbeycare in 2015 and was formerly the Deputy Manager of our sister service, The Hygrove, taking up the post of Service Manager at Abbeycare Scotland in January 2020 where he manages and supports the clinical and therapeutic teams as well as the popular aftercare group.

Douglas has a Diploma in Health and Social care, Management and Supervision, as well as having completed a counselling training course in substance misuse.

Paula Shields

Paula Shields

Therapeutic Lead

Paula has worked in the addiction treatment and behavioural health field for over 20 years in a variety of roles, focusing on client facing therapeutic work and program development as her career progressed.

Paula pioneered the first gender-responsive trauma informed addiction treatment program in South East Asia. On returning to Scotland Paula re-joined the Abbeycare team to develop and deliver on our extended trauma informed therapeutic programme.

Paula has a BSc degree in Psychology, a diploma in Women’s Studies and several qualifications in teaching and training within the Lifelong Learning Sector. She holds certifications in Clinical Supervision, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.


Marie McGuire


Marie was employed within social work services for 30 years, the last 12 years of which were within Glasgow Addiction Services where she was responsible for the management and practice of a specialist team that provided addiction interventions and recovery support to individuals and families.

Marie has studied Drugs and Alcohol: Policy and Intervention at Glasgow University and Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) at Miami University. I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) in 2004 and have tutored on the same CBT hons degree course in Glasgow for almost ten years.

Marie also practices as a CBT counsellor and supervisor. I am currently undertaking a diploma in Training and Development and I am a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.
I have had the privilege of witnessing individuals making significant change in their lives and realise goals that they had considered beyond them. We all need support, love and care – when we are able to provide these things for ourselves then everyone around us benefits and anything is possible.

Latest Inspection Report

Abbeycare (UK) Ltd (trading as Abbeycare Scotland) is registered with the Care Inspectorate with the Service Number CS2016347332. We are registered to provide care and support for up to 21 people over the age of 18 who are experiencing alcohol/substance misuse difficulties.

The Care Inspectorate are committed to carrying out our inspections of regulated care services on an unannounced basis for all care service types, including childminders, unless there are practical reasons why we need to announce a particular inspection. Inspections will also take place at any time of the day or night that the care service is operational.

Unannounced inspections provide members of the public with greater reassurance that we are inspecting on outcomes for people in services that are operating as they usually would.

Abbeycare Scotland’s latest unannounced inspection was carried out in November 2019. Our grades were as follows [Excellent – (6) is the highest score attainable]:


Excellent (6)

Care & Support

Very Good (5)


Very Good (5)

Leadership & Management

Very Good (5)


Very Good (5)

SDF Report

In 2017, the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) assisted Abbeycare Scotland to carry out a collaborative process involving current and former clients, staff and management to measure performance in four key areas:

  •     Assess service performance against the Quality Principles as part of the Quality Improvement Framework for Scotland
  •     Help identify current strengths and possible areas for development
  •     Provide a report with recommendations for future development
  •     Provide support as required to develop outcomes processes support development of service profile

We were delighted to have had such a positive input to the process and are pleased to evidence how we have embedded and embraced the Quality Principles within our service.  We are further delighted that there are high levels of satisfaction and further confidence that the service is committed to quality and ongoing improvement.  We would like to thank all clients and staff for their contribution in assisting to provide meaningful feedback on the impact of the work of our service and in assisting in identifying areas to develop our services further.

Scotland And North Clinic


Scotland And The North Clinic

Find out more about Abbeycare Scotland,
our residential addiction centre near Glasgow
Abbeycare Scotland
Erskine Mains House
Meadows Drive
Abbeycare Scotland is conveniently located in the beautiful town of Erskine, 9 miles to the west of Glasgow city centre.  The site is well situated for access to public transport with regular bus services available on Mains Drive, a short walk to the south. The nearest Train Station is situated in Bishopton, 4 miles to the west providing services into Glasgow Central Station and beyond. Access to the motorway network is via Junction 30 of the M8 which lies 3 miles to the west. Glasgow International Airport can also be found 4 miles to the south of Erskine, in the town of Paisley

Abbeycare are happy to offer complimentary pick-ups to clients from all of the above, the train station  in Bishopton, as well as  Glasgow Central Railway Stations.