About Our Scotland & The North Clinic
Discreetly situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Abbeycare Scotland is located at the historic Murdostoun Castle, set in over forty acres of land.
We accommodate up to 20 clients, all in large individual rooms with en-suite facilities. There are communal lounges and kitchens and extensive grounds for contemplation and reflection. Clients also have access to local health and leisure clubs and swimming pools.
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 being your journey to recovery.
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Meet Our Scotland Team
Douglas McFarlane 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.
David Fidler Senior Therapist
David worked for the Department for International Development for 20 years in a variety of roles HR Manager, Programme Manager and member of the Advisory Group on Diversity. He travelled the world, working full time in Bangladesh, South Africa and Afghanistan.
David has a degree in Psychology and Biology, a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and MSc in Drugs and Alcohol: Policy and Intervention. He also works as Co-tutor on CBT Honours degree course and as a CBT counsellor.
David himself went into rehab myself in 1989 and is a recovering addict, alcoholic and compulsive gambler. He now lives in Ayrshire with his wife Stephanie, also a recovering addict.
Marie McGuire Therapist
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]:
- WellbeingExcellent (6)
- Care & SupportVery Good (5)
- StaffingVery Good (5)
- Leadership & ManagementVery Good (5)
- EnvironmentVery Good (5)
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 is conveniently located just 45 minutes from Glasgow Airport, one hour from Edinburgh airport. The nearest train stations are Cleland (8 mins away), Wishaw (14 mins away) and Motherwell (22 minutes away).
Abbeycare are happy to offer complimentary pick-ups to clients from all of the above, as well as Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central Railway Stations.