Inverness Museum and Art Gallery exhibition looks at the history of healthcare in the Highlands

Sarah MacDougall.

A NEW exhibition has opened at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery showcasing the history of healthcare in the Highlands.

Health, Wealth and Happiness looks back at traditional treatments, advanced technologies and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The museum has spent the past year working with individuals, communities and organizations to collect a range of objects and stories.

David Wright.
David Wright.

At the heart of the exhibition is a healthcare collection from retired nurse David Wright, which he donated to the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

David’s collection includes tools, uniforms, bottles and bags from all over the Highlands.

Among those highlighted in the exhibit are Covid-19 survivor Sarah MacDougall and four-year-old Carys Vaughan, who loaned the museum a range of items including her first prosthetic leg and a very special Barbie doll.

Carys Vaughan.
Carys Vaughan.

Museum curator Kari Moodie said: “We are delighted to shine the spotlight on this subject with our first major exhibition of collections in over 10 years.

“Visitors will discover historic medical equipment, learn about the lives of pioneering Highland doctors, and enter an immersive early 20th century pharmacy.”

The exhibition will be on display in Inverness until June 18.

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