Wallace and Maxwell get top vote for home

Meallmore Care home winners, Shona Gunn and Craig Govan
Meallmore Care home winners, Shona Gunn and Craig Govan

Mearns House, Newton Mearns’ newest care home, has kicked off its open week by unveiling the names of its floors and new café.

Earlier this year, The Extra readers were given the chance to enter a competition to name two new floors of the exclusive care home and win £150 worth of vouchers for Silverburn Shopping Centre.

Meallmore Care Home winner, Nathan Murphy

Meallmore Care Home winner, Nathan Murphy

After much deliberation, ‘Wallace’ and ‘Maxwell’ were chosen as the winning entries.

Lindsay Robertson chose ‘Wallace’ for its historical significance. Sir William Wallace is believed to have travelled on his horse along the bridlepath located between Mearns House and Mearns golf academy and the area was previously home to Barrance Farm, run by a farmer named Wallace Brown.

Two more lucky winners, Shona Gunn and Craig Govan, picked the name ‘Maxwell’ for different reasons and will split their £150 prize. Shona chose the name as Mearns House is situated between two churches – Maxwell Mearns and Broom Church – while Craig’s suggestion was in recognition of Lord Herbert Maxell, who commissioned the nearby historic castle and tower which now forms part of Maxwell Mearns Castle Church.

Speaking of the competition, Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore, said: “We received many suggestions, all of a very high standard reflecting the history and character of Newton Mearns. After consideration, we decided to go with Wallace and Maxwell due to the strong links with the local area.

It has been great to see this support from the community and we look forward to welcoming people along to our open week.”

The open week will also celebrate the opening of Mearns House cafe ‘Rumbles’, a name chosen by Nathan Murphy from Mearns Castle High School. Nathan won an iPad.