Dewar Events

The Dewar Group have been active in speaking to various groups and setting up events to mark the centenary year.

We’ve highlighted some of these events below:


Thursday Nov 10th

Dingwall Town Hall, talk to Dingwall History Society “Dewar Report” (Miles Mack)


Saturday 21st January

Appin Historical Society – The Dewar Report (Iain McNicol & Jim Douglas)

Tuesday 21st February 7.30pm

Centre for Health Scienes, Inverness. Highland Medical Society RCGP evening (Dewar Group)

Wednesday 14th March

Perrins Centre Alness, talk to Workers Educational Alliance “Dewar Report” (Miles Mack)

Monday 16th April

Highland Archive Centre, meeting of museums interested in hosting Dewar Centenary exhibition

Thursday 3rd of May

North Kessock Local History Society (Graeme Walker)

Thursday May 10th

Scottish Government, Debate on private members bill

Saturday 12th May

Appin Historical Society – “Dr Lachlan Grant” (Dr Anne Marie Tindley)

Saturday 19th May

Conference- “Putting the colour in Dewar” Centre for Health Sciences, Inverness (Dewar Group)

Sunday 20th May

BBC Radio4 Broadcasting House

Wednesday 23rd May

‘An Afternoon with Dewar’ The Dewar Report Centenary Exhibition, Celebrating 100 years of Healthcare in the Highlands and Islands.  Highland Archive Centre, Inverness (Colin Waller, Miles Mack, Jim Leslie)

Wednesday 4th July

Launch of Inverness Museum Dewar Report Exhibition 5.30pm Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (Miles Mack)

Wednesday 5th September

Poster display NHS Highland Annual Event & Review, Inverness (Colin Waller)

Thursday 20th September

Inverness Workers Education Association, Inverness Library 12.30pm (Miles Mack)

Cromarty West Church, 7.30pm Talk to Cromarty History Society (Miles Mack)

Thursday 4th October

RCGP UK conference, Glasgow (Dewar Group)

Thursday 8th November

RPAS Conference Inverness (Iain McNicol, Miles Mack)

Monday 12th November

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Local History Group, 6.30pm Seaforth Club Room, Rosemarkie (Miles Mack)

Thursday 22nd November 

Talk to GP Tutors Study Day -“Dewar Report of 1912 -how the NHS was piloted in the Highlands & Islands and why we should be proud of our history” (Miles Mack)

December 2012 – February 2013

Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre: Healthcare Exhibition at the Elgin Hostel, Portree.  See poster.


Friday 1st February

From Farm Cart to Air Ambulance‘, Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre, Portree, Skye

Thursday 7th February

Lochaber Medical Society, Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William (Miles Mack)

Saturday 8th June

Scottish Society of the History of Medicine, Centre for Health Sciences, Inverness (Miles Mack)