5 July 2008 marked the 60th Anniversary of the National Health Service. This website takes a historic journey to show you how the NHS in Scotland has developed over the years. Take a trip through time to see how it has touched the lives of each and every one of us.
Aberdeen Physiotherapy was established in 1978 and has a reputation as one of Aberdeen’s leading physiotherapy practices. All their physiotherapists are experienced, fully qualified and state registered. They are all members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy & Physio First(OCPPP).
Abbeycare is a residential addiction treatment centre operating from two UK locations. With rehab clinics in Murdostoun, between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Newmarket, near London, they treat people suffering with alcohol and drug addiction and the problems associated with substance dependence and misuse, and have a 92% successful treatment through recovery rate.
If you're in need of support, search this site to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have provided copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. This is a free, confidential service aimed at encouraging those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders.
Working primarily in the field of natural resource conservation, development and management and combining economics and ecology, this company specialises in the analysis of the social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of alternative activities, and promotes the ideals of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation.
Helps you to find a life coach near you. It only lists life coaches who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have provided copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide a huge life coach support network, enabling individuals to find a life coach close to them and appropriate for their needs. There is a helpful FAQ on life coaches on the site and news on upcoming life coaching events for the public.
Elizabeth Harley offers courses in Aberdeenshire on Reiki and Karuna Reiki, ancient healing therapies which are believed to have originated in Tibet and were introduced to the Western World in the mid 1970’s.
The site is dedicated to bringing the ancient arts of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Reiki to Central Scotland and in particular, Tai Chi Ch'uan developed specifically for people with arthritis.
The Roslin Institute and the company which they have created leapt to world-wide prominence when they issued their press release on the cloning of sheep for the first time.
The Agency works towards sustainable development in Scotland and their Web pages set out their objectives, how to contact them and makes available their recent press releases. Similarly Friends of the Earth Scotland > list their events, publications and how to join the organisation.
Description, illustration, breeders and breed standards of a large number of dogs, including the following Scottish breeds:
Dog breeding is certainly a business but the pages describing these Scottish breeds of dog are written by real enthusiasts. No pretty pictures but lots of information on Border Collies, > Cairn Terriers, > Scottish Terriers > (better known as "Scotties") and Shetland Sheep Dogs > ("Shelties").
Other Web pages and sites on dogs which have a Scottish background are:
Photographs of dog show winners (of various breeds) in Scotland (and the north of England), updated every week.
Based south-east of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire these are family run kennels located in acres of prime Ayrshire countryside to ensure your dog has a stress free environment to enjoy during their stay. Lawersbridge Boarding Kennels offer intensive pet care where someone is available 24 hours each day, providing for your dog’s well being and happiness.
Hovawarts are fairly large, hairy, working dogs originating from Germany. This site was created by a breeder based in Scone near Perth who is the only breeder in Scotland. Pictures of dogs and information from owners.
Golden Retrievers were developed in the 19th century by the gamekeepers at the Guisachan (pronounced Gooeesicun) estate of Lord Tweedmouth at Inverness-Shire. The link here is to part of the American Kennel Club site.
Breeders of Scottish Highland Cattle (and Arabian Horses, amongst other livestock!) based in Minnesota. The site relates that the Scottish Highland is the oldest registered European beef cow. There is record of this breed as far back as the twelfth century (long before the Shorthorn). There is archaeological evidence of them from the sixth century, making them one of the oldest known breeds of cattle in modern history.
Uig is home to the Kinlochroag Fold of pedigree highland cattle. The site provides information on the area and the history of the Fold - the oldest pedigree breed of cattle in the world and the first breed to be registered. The Highland Cattle Society's first herd book dates from 1884.
Whitelums is based near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire and was established in 1992 to create a herd of pedigree Limousin cattle. The herd is well illustrated on these Web pages and there is background information on this attractive breed.
There are lots of locations across Scotland where you can hire horses for an hour or two, learn how to ride or take a holiday pony-trekking. The British Horse Society has search engine of Approved Establishments broken down by region, A number of establishments in Scotland include:
Useful for all cat lovers, not just those in Inverurie, the site gives advice on what to do if your cat is lost or you have found a stray cat, ways to help cats in general, quizzes and puzzles, cat facts and quotes. There's also background on cats available for rehoming or sponsorship, tales from around the district - and of course lots of photos of the moggies which have passed through the Inverurie agency.
Mossburn animal sanctuary is based in SW Scotland in Dumfries & Galloway near the town of Lockerbie. It is home to a wide variety of animals including cattle, horses, ponies, pigs, goats, poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, raccoons, reptiles and wildlife ... and more ... They rescue misused, abused, unwanted and neglected animals and provide work placements for children and adults with problems who find working among animals very therapeutic. Visitors are made very welcome at Mossburn (though they had to close during the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001). The attractive site has lots of illustrations of the creatures which have been rescued or are permanent residents.
Scotland's first and foremost beeder of Norwegian Forest cats.
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