A NEW care home opened in West Dunbartonshire on Friday which will bring 85 jobs to the area.

The £8.2million Kingsacre Luxury Suites facility has room for 66 residents and offers 24-hour residential, nursing and dementia care.

The residence is owned and operated by the Morrison Community Care Group (MCCG) and boasts a cinema, putting green, champagne bar and four dining rooms.

Several of the facilities, off Hardgate’s Cochno Road, including a hairdressing salon, will be open to the public.

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Paul Sokhi, managing director of MCCG, said: “We will be phasing in the 85 positions which will include nurses, carers, chefs, hospitality, laundry, maintenance staff and gardeners. Twenty-five have already been filled, all by people from the local community including Clydebank and Dumbarton.”

Provost William Hendrie, who attended the opening, added: “Its unique facilities and panoramic views of the countryside means it will be a pleasant place for those who reside here. It will bring many benefits to West Dunbartonshire including employment opportunities.”

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Margaret Harrigan’s 95-year-old mother Margaret Robertson will be moving into Kingsacre when it welcomes its first residents on July 8.

She said: “There is such a shortage of care places for the elderly in West Dunbartonshire, so this is really needed. We had been waiting for a placement at Edinbarnet Nursing Home, but this had not come.”