Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

About the Local Area

fortwilliam1Fort William is the largest town in the West Highlands of Scotland, with a population of just under 11,000, and is right in the middle of one of the most scenic areas of Britain. Life here in Lochaber has a different pace from the rest of Britain - the pace is gentler and folk are more friendly and welcoming than you may be used to, with everywhere a strong sense of community and identity.

You will find your perfect lifestyle here - in the town you have every urban facility, whilst nearby is practically every outdofortwilliam2or activity you can think of - walking across empty hills, climbing on some of the most challenging technical routes in Britain, mountain biking on world-class tracks, sailing, scuba-diving, kayaking, fishing and golf. There is a modern leisure centre in the town, a ski-lift at Aonach Mor, and the area even has an ice-climbing wall.

Education is of a high standard, with modern schools and facilities and a thriving Gaelic culture which is most apparent in the musical life of the area, with far too many talented musicians than seems fair for the size of the population!

fortwilliam3Access to the area is by good, empty roads (which are rather busier in the high season) or by rail over the most beautiful line in Britain from Glasgow - Sleeper services operate directly to London.

Altogether, the training and facilities offered by the Craig Nevis Surgery, our own Belford Hospital and the Postgraduate Centre in Inverness make Fort William irresistible. Doesn't it?

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