This year’s conference took place on Friday 4th November in Perth and focused upon records relating to the provision of public health services in Scotland before the National Health Service.

The audience and panel of expert historians, archivists and researchers enjoyed some fascinating papers relating to the records which tell the story of Scotland’s healthcare system and those who provided it.

The conference programme remains available to view and abstracts of the conference papers are also still online.


Contributors included:

Fiona Bourne (Royal College of Nursing Archives);

Sarah Bromage (University of Stirling);

Dr Deborah Brunton (Open University);

Dr Jenny Cronin (Researcher);

Dr Iain Hutchison (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow); 

Ross McGregor (Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow );

Dr Lindsay Reid (Researcher, Scottish Midwifery History);

Alison Scott (Glasgow Life);

Emeritus Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University);

Caroline Brown (University of Dundee) [standing in for Dr Patricia Whatley] 


Chaired by Professor Marguerite Dupree (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow) 


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