When Dr. Hugh Beaton dies of pneumonia, his son Ian decides to leave his new position in Edinburgh to take over his father's medical practice on Eisdalsa. As July 1948 approaches, the remote self-sufficient community of Eisdalsa in Argyll anticipates great changes in the provision of its health services. While it is generally agreed the proposals will be for the common good, the Beaton doctors are faced with significant career changes which threaten the unity of this close knit family.
Mary Withall studied Biological Sciences at Reading University and proceeded to spend thirty five years in Secondary and Further Education, lecturing in Natural Sciences, Nutrition and Health subjects. In 1988 she retired to the Island of Easdale in Argyll where she became interested in local history, assisted with the operation of the Easdale Island Folk Museum and in 2000 became a founder member and archivist of the Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust. She is married with four sons and eight grandchildren.
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