Rachel Weldon

Rachel Weldon, Rural GP

The rural general practice community – and beyond – will be deeply saddened by the news that Rachel Weldon, GP for the Isle of Eigg, was found dead on Wednesday 2nd May.

Rachel provided the GP service to Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna on the West Coast of Scotland for over ten years.  With geography necessitating a RIB powerboat for her rounds, she worked in one of the remotest locations possible.  She was a contributor to the RPAS group for many years, including attending conferences on a regular basis.

Her unique job situation featured in a BBC Radio 4 series “GPs who need GPS” by Dr Phil Hammond in June last year.

A news story regarding her death has been published by The Scotsman.

5 Responses to Rachel Weldon

  1. Susan Bowie May 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    So desperately sad. My condolences go to Rachel’s family. Its a long time since I saw her in Cromarty, but I remember her fondly.

  2. Margaret Martin May 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    So sorry or hear the very sad news. My deepest sympathy to Eric . She will be missed by so many.

  3. Paul Kettle May 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Rachel was a lovely person. There was always a feeling of slight disappointment when she couldn’t get to the RPAS conference as there was no substitute for her comical and penetrating conversation. We will miss her for all this but above all because we loved her. It was impossible not to.

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    admin May 12, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    An obituary for Rachel has been published in The Scotsman:


  5. Peter Short May 30, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    I had the pleasure of working with Rachel as mananger of Lochaber Health Care Co-operative from 2000-03. She was committed to maintaining quality health care in remote communities not lease as an essential component in their sustainability. This is very sad