The College is keen to grow our collections relating to the history of medicine. Our focus is particularly on the history of medical training, practice and development in Scotland but with the College’s membership spreading all over the world we are also enthusiastic about representing the experiences of our international members in the College’s collections.

We welcome all types of donations, from books and manuscripts to photographs and instruments. Examples of items were are particularly keen to add to the collections are: COVID-19 objects (including masks and other forms of PPE) and specialty-specific items relating to cardiology, acute medicine, haematology, diabetes and endocrinology.

We are also keen to preserve the experiences of individual practitioners, so if you have a story to tell about your medical work we will be interested in capturing it for posterity.

Please contact us to discuss any potential donations.

Phone: +44 (0)131 225 7324