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DR ELSIE INGLIS AND THE SCOTTISH WOMEN’S HOSPITALS REMEMBERED 100 YEARS ON

Scotland yesterday commemorated the remarkable achievements of Dr Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during the WW1 effort, 100 years to the minute since the start of her funeral in 1917. A service of thanksgiving was held at 2pm in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral, the same location as the original funeral a century ago.

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YSABEL BIRKBECK: EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF A SWH AMBULANCE DRIVER

As we commemorate the centenary of the death and funeral of Elsie Inglis, we also reflect on the remarkable accomplishments her brave and determined Scottish Women’s Hospitals (SWH) colleagues. In this post, Marsali Taylor shares the story of her Aunt Ysabel, who worked as an ambulance driver on the Romanian front.  

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A SERB’S VIEW ON DR ELSIE INGLIS – THE SERBIAN MOTHER FROM SCOTLAND

A guest blog by Predrag Stefanovic

I am a Serb living in Scotland. Ask anyone in Serbia about Elsie Inglis and there is a very good chance they will be able to tell you something about this remarkable Scottish woman. So deeply ingrained is she into the fabric of Serbian history she holds the status of heroine and is known fondly as “our mother from Scotland”.

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DR. ELSIE INGLIS – THE SERBIAN MOTHER FROM SCOTLAND

Amateur historian and landscape gardener Alan Cumming has been researching the story of Elsie and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for four years.  While attending a football match in Serbia where Elsie spent most of her war years and is affectionately known as the ‘Serbian mother from Scotland’, he saw a commemorative plaque and wanted to know more. Here, he shares some of his knowledge to tell Elsie’s remarkable story. 

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