Tarland Medical Practice

After a long history of providing medical services to the village, the practice is now amalgamated with the Aboyne Medical Practice.

It is now national policy to see these small practices disappear, and this has resulted in the absorption of Tomintoul, Rothes and Gardenstown into neighbouring practices, and now Tarland also. Although we are by nature traditionalists, and don't like change, the truth is that this change is for the better.

The Aboyne Medical Practice have agreed to use the Tarland premises as a branch surgery, and so to provide a service locally. Their web address is www.aboynemedicalpractice.co.uk

I wish them every success in their new extended role.



Dr James Crowden                                              c. 1866-1872

Dr William Hector                 Deskie                    c. 1896/7-1927

Dr Cecil G A Salvesen         Balmuir                       1927-1934

Dr George S Christie           Cedar Bank                1934-1937

Dr George Fair                     Cedar Bank                 1937-1938

Dr Harry Hutcheon                Cedar Bank                 1938/9 1946

Dr Alexander Burness          Cedar Bank                 1946-1964

Dr Frances R Burness                                                1948-1964

Dr James F Mackie              Cedar Bank                 1964-1966

Dr Jean R K White                Cedar Bank                 1966-1968

Dr Maureen T McRoberts     Cedar Bank                 1968-1985

Dr David R Starritt                 Bonnington                   1985-1991

                                                  Ailsa Muir                    1991-2014