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Caledonia’s Muirlands complex celebrates 25 years

Milestone for Sheltered Housing Complex.

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Caledonia Housing Association was delighted to celebrate its Muirlands Sheltered Housing Complex’s 25th anniversary on Wednesday 8 November. The celebration was attended by residents and visitors from the development’s past, including the original architect, Mr Angus MacDonald; Prue Watson, former Chairperson of the Soroptimist Society; and Dundee Councillor for the West End Fraser MacPherson.

Ruth Baxter, a resident since Muirlands opened in 1992, was presented with flowers by Councillor Baillie Fraser MacPherson to mark the complex’s anniversary. Ruth said that the best part of living at Muirlands is the lovely company and wonderful community it provides.

Councillor Fraser Macpherson said:

“I am delighted to be here on such an auspicious occasion. Muirlands is very much a part of the west end community. It is lovely to see such a good turn out and spend time with the residents, especially Ruth, who is a testament to the great facilities provided by Muirlands and Caledonia Housing Association.”

Muirlands is a female only development on Seafield Lane, just off the Perth Road In Dundee, which is owned and managed by Caledonia Housing Association and was originally built in 1992 for the Soroptimist Society. Designed to house retired professional women, providing secure, comfortable and independent living focused around a central courtyard and communal lounge, the complex has stood the test of time.

Speaking before cutting the cake, Prue Watson, an active Soroptimist Committee Member, who was part of the committee that commissioned Muirlands’ construction, said:

“It was lovely to reminisce about the opening of Muirlands, paying tribute to Sheila MacBain and Maybelle Cruckshank, who were fundamental in the internal design concept of the Muirlands development. I’m sure Dr Margaret Muir would be delighted to know her legacy is continuing to provide such high quality homes for the mature, professional women of Dundee.”

Pictured: from left to right: Ruth Baxter Muirlands, resident, Councillor Baillie Fraser MacPherson and Kelly Todd, Muirlands Manager.

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