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Lothian Health Services Archive

Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material.

Health, History, Heritage

The staff at LHSA collect, preserve and catalogue these records and promote them to increase understanding of the history of health and for the benefit of all. LHSA is core funded by NHS Lothian and project funded by a variety of institutions, including the Wellcome Trust.


LHSA is part of the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Research Collections, Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh. Please use the LHSA website as a gateway to our collections, the services we provide and the projects we undertake.