Event Talk – Scottish Women’s Hospitals in Serbia

To mark the last day of the ‘Our Area in the First World War’ community exhibition being on display at Meadowbank Library, Polmont, join us for a special talk on the fascinating history of The Scottish Women’s Hospital for Overseas Service.

The Scottish Women’s Hospital was set up by Dr Elsie Inglis early on in after war was declared. Over the course of the war fourteen medical units were deployed to serve in France, Serbia, Corsica, Salonika, Romania, Russia and Malta. This included doctors, nurses, cooks, ambulance-drivers, orderlies and relief-workers. Their presence was particularly welcome in Serbia where they are remembered to this day.

Several women from the local area are known to have served in the Scottish Women’s Hospital, including Margaret Crowe from Laurieston; who features as part of the Our Area in the First World War community Exhibition which will also be on display in Meadowbank Library.

Our speaker is Alan Cumming, founder of www.scottishwomenshospitals.co.uk, will be talking about his research and will show a film based on his findings.

Meadowbank Library, Polmont

Mon 23rd March 2015, 2pm. Free but Ticketed. Please call the box office to book.