Dr Neil MacGillivray (MB ChB, MSc, PhD, FRCS Ed, FSA Scot)

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow


After retiring from a career in surgery I completed an MSc and PhD in the Scottish History Department, University of Edinburgh. I now live on Skye and continue research on local, highland and medical history with several publications on these topics.

Responsibilities & affiliations

External appointments

Council member Scottish History Society

Useful Links


Research summary

Nineteenth century urban history with a strong medical bias; highland social and medical history with specific interests centred on Skye and Wester Ross.


  • Scotland


  • Imperialism
  • Medicine, Science & Technology
  • Society


  • Nineteenth Century

Current research interests

Development of Fishing in Skye and wester Ross with emphasis on its effects on migration and emigration.

Papers in Journal of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Bulletin of the Scottish Society for the History of Medicine, Scottish Local History Forum, Journal of Infection Control, Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness and awaiting publication in Journal of Medical Biography( jointly)