Well, we may as well start with the author, here I am after receiving my long service award at a ceremony held in Kirklands Hospital, July 2000. The award was given to each member of staff who had worked for 25 continuous years in Lanarkshire Health Board/Lanarkshire Primary Care Trust120 other staff also received awards making a combined total of 3000 years of service.
4 of my colleagues at work (left to right), Margaret, Ella, Shirley and Helen
Here are some pics of Hartwood Hospital top left, from the main drive ward 28 and on the left, top right, wards 24/27
The main carpark in the centre of Hartwoodhill on the left and ward 18 on the right
wards 17 and 18 wards 21 and 22 The Campbell Clark Centre (formerly part of the laundry) now the recreation centre named after the first physician superintendent.
Here are some of the staff from wards 19 & 20 when the wards closed and acute admission moved to Wishaw General Hospital.
I thought you might enjoy some pictures from Scotland so here they are in no particular order of preference.
Hampden the newly refurbished national football stadium in Glasgow
EDINBURGH CASTLE which dominates the city of Edinburgh and from which the famous ONE O'CLOCK GUN is fired every day. (I've put this in specially for my brother)
Here is a picture of the Forth Rail Bridge which crosses the River Forth near Edinburgh, Scotland ( you can barely make out the Road Bridge in the background )
A HIGHLAND COW
THE ABOVE PICTURES ARE OF RAVENSCRAIG STEELWORKS, MOTHERWELL PRIOR TO THEIR DEMOLITION IN 1996 AND THIS IS THE DALZELL WORKS, MOTHERWELL.
I have recently taken up cycling again and have been doing some exploring locally in the centre of Scotland, on the 2nd of September 2001 I visited Linlithgow and went round the Palace, you can also cycle from Linlithgow to Falkirk and the Union canal.
I also visited the site of the new Falkirk Wheel, the Wheel is the world's first rotating boatlift and visitors can travel in it, here are some pictures taken then.
Last Updated: FEBRUARY 2004