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New historic archive created by Highland Hospice


By Gregor White


Eric Butlins, Esther Mackinnon, Rosemary Rankin, Cecilia Bottomley and Kathleen Sim.
Eric Butlins, Esther Mackinnon, Rosemary Rankin, Cecilia Bottomley and Kathleen Sim.

The archive brings together documents and materials that help to tell the story of the hospice from its earliest days.

Some of the volunteers who helped with the project: Colin Waller, Rosemary Rankin, Iain Smith, Cecilia Bottomley, Eric Butlins, Kathleen Sim, Linda Macdonald and Esther Mackinnon.
Some of the volunteers who helped with the project: Colin Waller, Rosemary Rankin, Iain Smith, Cecilia Bottomley, Eric Butlins, Kathleen Sim, Linda Macdonald and Esther Mackinnon.

Open for public inspection in the Highland Archive Centre the new resource traces the hospice from its origins in the 1980s to the present day.

Hospice co-founder Cecilia Bottomley chats with some volunteers.
Hospice co-founder Cecilia Bottomley chats with some volunteers.

The Highland Hospice Community Archive resulted from a Highland-wide search, conducted by the hospice and the archive centre in a project led by retired archivist Colin Waller

Debbie Potter looking at some of the archived photographs.
Debbie Potter looking at some of the archived photographs.

He said: “Highland Hospice is a true pioneer with regard to the palliative care treatment and range of services it provides and how it cascades these services Highland-wide – particularly into remote rural areas.”

Hospice co-founder Cecilia Bottomley said: “It is fascinating to see its journey in the form of this community archive.”



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