Ross & Cromarty
Our latest book - on the Hospitals of Ross and Cromarty - has at last been published. We are most grateful to the Guthrie Trust who have generously funded our printing costs. This means we do not have to recoup these costs and can keep the price low. Therefore, the price we charge if you order it from our is £4.00 which recoups our distribution costs only (postage etc.).
However, the book is also available from Nairn Bookshop (which stocks all of our books) and the Museums at Dingwall, Gairloch, Invergordon and Tain.
Ross and Cromarty has a rich history with many people working on uncovering its past and we anticipate (and hope) that this book may encourage others to add more information on the history of its hospitals. We will place any updates on this page and aleady have on from Gairloch (below)!
Cottage Hospital in Strath – Drumandarroch
We are most grateful to Dorothy Malone, a volunteer researcher with Gairloch Museum, who adds significantly to our history. She wites :-
'From a death certificate, the Cottage Hospital was in operation on July 1877 as on the 20th at 9am a Roderick Mackenzie died there from paralysis and his death was certified by Dr Charles Robertson (the first appointed doctor in the area although he was also a farmer). A Jessie McLeod was recorded as the matron.'