THOSE who attend The Bute Practice on a regular basis will have noticed a new face among the resident GPs there – Dr Kate Mather.
Dr Mather – who attended Glasgow University and completed her GP training in Stornoway – began at the practice on January 24, following the retirement of Dr Colin Boyd, and told us she’s settling into the community well.
“It’s a lovely place,” she told us. “People are very appreciative of the practice, and I’ve had a good response too, which is always nice.
“I also work with a really great team of people – they’re great to work for.”
So, why Bute? “Well, I’ve lived and worked in the Hebrides, and I love working in rural areas – so Bute seemed ideal, and after I did some locum work here, and was offered Dr Boyd’s old job, I jumped at it. It’s a beautiful island.”