Bill Weatherston, former President of the British Orthodontic Society
Photograph of Bill Weatherston, former President of the British Orthodontic Society.
Courtesy of Mrs Isobel Weatherston
Born in Glasgow in 1906, Bill Weatherston had originally wanted to train as a chef. He qualified in dentistry instead, training at Glasgow and Edinburgh dental schools, and won the gold medal in his year for prothesis work.
He worked in Yorkshire, Inverness and Glasgow and, during WW2, in the Army Dental Corps. One of his patients in Glasgow was working on Tiree, and on his recommendation, the family started to take their holidays in Vaul.
He bought the Reading Room in Scarinish where he set up a dental practice in 1968 and, a year later, took over the Barra practice as well, spending one week a month there. He worked until he became ill in 1983 and used to say as he looked at the view from his surgery window, “All this and a little dentistry too!”
Black and white photograph of Bill Weatherston, Scarinish.
Bill Weatherston of Scarinish, President of the British Orthodontic Society.