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Your very good health

I’ve great reason to toast often and loudly the staff of two Scottish hospitals - Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Southern General. In both in recent years the service has been superlative. In the former have been repeated x-rays, operations and consultations with an extremely able, highly-qualified consultant; his specialist nurse, a lady of expertise and compassion, spends her holidays in Malawi training their nurses.

My first experience of the Southern General involved learning to walk again after the amputation of my left leg. Now I attend there to try out test sockets for a new limb - that makes 13 in 4 years. I now have 2 false legs I can swap around and I have 2 false feet, one of which is bionic. My physios, nurses and prosthetist are considerate, understanding and dedicated. In the waiting room I encounter children arriving to take delivery of new specially constructed wheelchairs and patients of all ages anticipating new limbs. On the notice boards are lists of contact numbers for occupational therapists, support workers, counsellors, psychological services and money advice organisations. As I leave, there are invariably queues of hospital transport minibuses waiting to ferry patients home.

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iScot June 2017 issue - the one with The Proclaimers 'Turn that frown upside down' front cover 116 jam packed pages of the best craic in Scotland from the only truly independent pro Scottish magazine. Alyn Smith MEP - "You're Welcome Here" Robbie Dinwoodie - Saying 'AYE" with LFI Dave Bowman - The Angus Roberston Interview Derek Bateman - More Democracy? Dave Bowman - Gala's Pride Tom Morton - Cadenhead celebrates & Scotland's best Whisky Column Wee Ginger Dug - Nae North Britain Blaze's Trail - Dog for Sale! David J Black - A bedtime story Grousebeater - Promoting The Proclaimers Jason Michael McCann - Subversion of Democracy? John MacKenzie - The Arran Clearances ( yes, 40 miles from Glasgow!) Zoe Weir - Within its walls - Linlithgow Palace Iain McLaren - Photo Essay Mary Edward - The Jews of Glasgow Indy Lawyer - Your very good health Vivien Martin - Spaceman & Spies iScot Short Story - David McVey - Mr Scotland Major Bloodnok and Mystic Mons Meg Heidbyler Soduko ( No, not Sudoko!) Readers Letters