Old Photographs Shotts North Lanarkshire Scotland

Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of Shotts a small rural town in North Lanarkshire. It is located almost halfway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Shotts was known for its mining and ironworks. In the years leading up to World War II there were 22 coal mines in the area, but the last of these, Northfield Colliery, closed in the 1960s. Matthew Baillie was born in Shotts Manse on 27 October 1761 the son of Reverend James Baillie and Dorothea Hunter. His sister was the poet Joanna Baillie. He was a pupil of his uncle, the anatomist John Hunter and his father in law, Dr. Thomas Denman, an eminent obstetrician in London, England, at the turn of the nineteenth century, whose textbook on childbirth had been first published in 1788. Baillie was educated at the Old Grammar School of Hamilton, renamed the Hamilton Academy in 1848, the University of Glasgow, and obtained his MD from the University of Oxford in 1789, having been named Snell Exhibitioner in 1779. On his death in 1783 his uncle William Hunter bequeathed him £5,000, his house in Great Windmill Street, plus the adjacent medical school and museum. Baillie taught at the school from 1783 to 1803. He then taught anatomy and was appointed Physician at St George’s Hospital in 1789, but gave up both posts to establish his own medical practice in Grosvenor Square, becoming Physician in Ordinary to King George III. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1790, specialising in morbid anatomy. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1790 and delivered their Croonian Lecture in 1791, on the subject of muscles. Baillie died of tuberculosis in 1823 in Duntisbourne at the age of 61 and was buried in Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire. He had married Sophia Denman, the sister of Thomas Denman.

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Old Photographs Shotts North Lanarkshire Scotland

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