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TITLE
Thatched cottage at Achosnich, Ardnamurchan c.1912
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_002
PLACENAME
Achosnich
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
1569
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
Thatched cottage at Achosnich, Ardnamurchan c.1912

The crofting settlement of Achosnich lies 3 miles north west of Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Argyll.

The government's attention was first drawn to the precarious state of medical services in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in 1850. Over the next sixty years this message was often repeated, especially by the Caledonian Medical Society, who continually lobbied for more and better paid doctors. Lloyd George (Chancellor of the Exchequer) agreed with these sentiments when he introduced the National Health Insurance Bill in 1911; however the scheme excluded most Scottish crofters, who seldom received wages and rarely had any money.


This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click here to go to the start of the exhibition.


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Thatched cottage at Achosnich, Ardnamurchan c.1912

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

1910s

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee; Dewar Report; Dewar Committee; Dewar Centenary

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

The crofting settlement of Achosnich lies 3 miles north west of Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Argyll. <br /> <br /> The government's attention was first drawn to the precarious state of medical services in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in 1850. Over the next sixty years this message was often repeated, especially by the Caledonian Medical Society, who continually lobbied for more and better paid doctors. Lloyd George (Chancellor of the Exchequer) agreed with these sentiments when he introduced the National Health Insurance Bill in 1911; however the scheme excluded most Scottish crofters, who seldom received wages and rarely had any money.<br /> <br /> <br /> <i>This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click <a href=http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/set/show_content_page.html?category=3&set=29&qw= >here</a> to go to the start of the exhibition.</i> <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.