Information for medical students

We have a friendly and valued Practice Staff and Medical Students will find themselves welcomed and very quickly integrated into the Practice team.

Essentially your attachment is what you make of it. There will be plenty of opportunity to learn in a supportive environment as well as contribute to real patient care and experience both a busy town medical practice and rural dispensing practice.

Opportunities will exist for audit and where possible arrangements made to facilitate experience in any areas of special interest.

Dr Louise Scott is the contact for student electives and the many Dutch and German students we have welcomed to the Practice. She also supervises attachment of students from Aberdeen University Medical School. Dr Juanita Macleod is our GP Trainer. Within the Practice the various GPs have special interests, experience or other commitments including Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Medical Management, Child Protection, Infection Control, GP Training, Emergency Medicine including Search and Rescue.

Why the Western Isles?

As well as wonderful scenery, stunning beaches, a rich heritage and access to a wealth of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, there are also regular cultural and sporting events throughout the year.  Following are some links to give you a flavour of what’s available in this special part of the world.

The Group Practice will close

every Thursday afternoon

commencing Thursday 16 June 2022

for staff training and development.

If you require medical attention that cannot wait you can phone the surgery on 01851 703145.  You will be given the option to leave a message and a GP will phone you.


You can also submit an eConsult via our website ( if you need to contact a GP or nurse and it is not urgent.

In the case of an emergency call 999