Practice History

Pre NHS

Dr Cairns-Christie. Working in York Place. Passed Practice on to Dr Ian Miskelly.

As seen below. Dr Brightman’s practice joined with Ian Miskelly and Dr Watt in 1972. Before this Dr Brightman had worked on his own taking over from Dr Laurie, who in turn inherited the practice from Dr Lowe and Dr Mercer (who left to go to Canada). Dr Brightman’s practice was at 19 York Place but was originally, in Dr Lowes time, on the Glasgow Road, on the right hand side going to Cherrybank past Rose Crescent.


Post NHS

July 1948

Dr Ian Miskelly

In single handed practice at York Place, Perth at commencement of National Health Service.


Early 50s

Dr I Miskelly & Dr John McNaught

Dr McNaught emigrated to the New World (Canada) at an early date.


Circa 1952/53

Dr I Miskelly & Dr Jean Binnington

Practice premises were moved to 7 Barossa Place. Dr Binnington was a partner for 12 years and then transferred to Community Medical Service.


Circa 1964/65

Dr I Miskelly & Dr Shirley McEwan

Dr McEwan joined a 2 partner practice in Dundee at the end of March 1967.


June 1967

Dr I Miskelly & Dr Alexander J Watt

Practice List size 4,100 patients.


July 1972

Dr I Miskelly Dr A J Watt & Dr F Charles Brightman

Merger of single handed practice (at York Place, Perth) with 2 partner practice at 7 Barossa Place, Perth. Total Practice List size now 5,300 patients. Dr Brightman retired from practice at the end of June 1973.


July 1973

Dr I Miskelly, Dr A J Watt & Dr John A M Stewart

Dr Miskelly retired from practice at the end of March 1977 because of ill health.


April 1977

Dr A J Watt, Dr J M A Stewart & Dr Jeremy J Gillingham

Dr Stewart recognised as a Trainer from July 1978. First trainee assistant (Dr Andrew Martin) commenced on 1st July 1978. Practice moved to Drumhar Health Centre at the end of June 1981. Dr Gillingham recognised as a Trainer from July 1983. Practice had a trainee assistant each year from 1978 to 1994 inclusive. Dr Stewart retired from medical practice at the end of July 1987.


November 1987

Dr A J Watt, Dr J J Gillingham & Dr Alasdair H Dutton

Dr Watt retired from medical practice at the end July 1993.


August 1993

Dr J J Gillingham, Dr A H Dutton & Dr John M Auld

Dr Gillingham died in an accident, in France, January 1994.


August 1994

Dr A H Dutton, Dr J M Auld & Dr Bernard M Reilly


October 1996

Dr Jane H Reid joins the practice as a part-time partner.


October 2004

Dr Elspeth C Docherty joins the practice as a part-time partner. Dr John Auld reduces his commitment by one session per week.


March 2006

Dr Jane H Reid retires.


August 2006

Dr Morag Mahon joins the practice as a part-time partner.


October 2018

Dr Alasdair Dutton retires.


April 2020

Dr Karen Paterson joins the Practice as a Partner


November 2021

Dr John Auld retires

Dr Victoria Cummings joins the Practice as a Partner


February 2023

Lillian Stewart retires as Advanced Nurse Practitioner.