Rural GP Association of Scotland

Representing and embracing rural & remote general practice

Register now for #rgpas16


Our membership comprises rural GPs from across Scotland.  Read more about the benefits of membership here.


Members of RGPAS have a common aim to maintain and develop high quality rural medical services. To assist with this, we have close links with the BMA and RCGP Scotland.


Educational activity is concentrated into the Annual Conference, usually held in November.  We also highlight relevant events to our members.


We want to stimulate and enthuse medical students and trainees to consider rural practice, and we are developing a number of projects to help promote this.

RGPAS Scholarships

3/2/16: We are pleased to announce that RGPAS is launching a number of student and travel scholarships

>> More details are available here.

RGPAS Conference Information

The next conference will be held on Thursday 3rd November to Friday 4th November 2016 at the Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness.

The conference is open to all who are interested in rural practice in Scotland, and we have worked hard to put together another stimulating programme this year.

Programme, and information on how to register are available here.


Dr Susan Taylor

Dr Susan Taylor


Lochaline, Morvern

Dr Peter von Kaehne

Dr Peter von Kaehne

Vice Chair

Lochgoilhead, Argyll

Dr Celine O'Neill

Dr Celine O'Neill


Isle of Coll

Dr Malcolm Elder

Dr Malcolm Elder


Carradale, Kintyre

Dr David Hogg

Dr David Hogg

Undergraduate Liaison

Isle of Arran

Why Rural?

Rural practice demands the widest spectrum of medical skills, dealing with everything from child health to old age medicine, from preventative health to prehospital emergency care.

These videos highlight some of the challenges but also some of the attractions of working in rural practice.

Encouraging the next generation…

Our members are keen to encourage the next generation of rural GPs to experience and learn in the rural practice environment.

David, our Undergraduate Liaison Lead offers his thoughts in this video on why rural practice can offer so much to undergraduates during their training.

We will soon be launching opportunities for student membership – watch this space.

Highlighting Rural GP Training…

GP Training Programmes are available in a wide variety of rural settings.

There are also ‘Rural Track’ Programmes which are specifically run at rural general hospitals, and rural practices.

In this video, some Rural Track trainees give their opinions on the training opportunities available.  You can find out more about rural track training here.


RGPAS welcomes new members, and it’s inexpensive to join.  Lots of innovation is happening in Scottish rural practice and we’re keen to share ideas, improve access for students & trainees, and ensure that rural GPs have an effective voice in Scotland.

Click here for more information about membership.


Are you an aspiring rural GP?  Here’s some sites which will help to make it happen.


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If you want to help spread the word about the attractions of rural practice, please get in touch via this page.