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.

Patient Access Emails

Publish Date: 09/11/2021 16:45:00 GMT

Patient Access have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received COVID passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.


Patient Access advise users of the service to check the name and email address of the sender, all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in


Patient Access advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page.


You can find more information and guidance on Patient Access’ information security page here:


Patient Access strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.


Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. Patient Access do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.