Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


The real-life Dr Finlays: Family of GPs who dedicated their lives to looking after the people of a remote Hebridean island for over 70 years

A well-respected family of GPs who spent their lives looking after people on a remote Scottish island will be honoured with a memorial, it was revealed today. Dr Alexander Macleod, from the Isle of Lewis, and his family spent over 70 years caring for people on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides – and at one point had delivered most of the babies on the island. From the time Dr Macleod set up his practice in 1932 until he retired in 1974 he visited the people of North Uist on foot and on horseback. He was succeeded by his son John, who served until 2000. for more click here

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