Letter: Islay doctor emigrates

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Sir,

I’ve just read Doctor Pickering’s letter pinned up in the Port Charlotte Medical Centre that she is migrating to Australia, Australia that gained independence from Britain in 1901.

It seems only five minutes ago that Doctor Pickering, Islay’s clinical lead, stood before the community during the Scottish referendum as a guest speaker.

She argued for a ‘no thanks’ vote in a packed Bowmore village hall and I am sure in her position as the clinical lead would have influenced people to vote No.

Scotland’s biggest export is our people. I would have expected Doctor Pickering to stay and make the union work since her side won the ‘better together’ vote, our NHS needs all its professionals.

Colin M. Campbell,

3 Bruach Gorm,

Port Charlotte,

Islay.