Banchory is a popular town located in Royal Deeside, approximately 18 miles west of Aberdeen. There is a wide range of services and facilities available including a health centre, shops and various social and leisure options. There are regular public transport links from Banchory to Aberdeen city and other settlements in Aberdeenshire.
Dalvenie Gardens was built in 2000 and consists of 24 one-bedroom flats in a three-storey block. The scheme is linked to a large resource centre built and operated by Aberdeenshire Council. This includes a restaurant where daily meals are available for Dalvenie Gardens’ tenants and others. There are also several activity groups and events that take place in the resource centre including daycare, discussion groups, classes and clubs.
In the residential part of the scheme, there is also a residents’ lounge, kitchen, laundry and two guest bedrooms where visiting relatives or friends can stay, this can be booked through the Castlehill main office.
All properties have central heating throughout supplied from a central gas boiler and there is lift access to all floors. There is a scheme manager call system throughout and a door entry system at the main entrance provides security.
One of a team of housing support workers is on duty at Dalvenie Gardens 24 hours each day, including ‘sleepover’ in staff accommodation. Their role is to provide appropriate support to tenants and to work with other individuals and agencies to respond to tenant needs.
Housing Officers: Sharon Travers and Susan Matson
Property Services Officer: Stewart King