Mary Breckinridge Tour of Scotland

To be held in conjunction with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress in Glasgow, Scotland June 1-5, 2008.

Make plans now to join fellow alumni on the Mary Breckinridge Tour of Scotland. This tour will retrace the path Mary Breckinridge took when she studied the Highlands Nursing and Medical Service. The tour will begin in Glasgow, Scotland, site of the ICM Triennial Congress. Anticipated stops of the tour include Edinburgh, Perth, Oban, Castle Bay on the Isle of Barra, the Isle of Eriskay including stops in Deliburgh and Benbecula, the Isle of Harris, the Isle of Lewis and Stornoway, the town of Fort William, Inverness and Loch Ness.


Birthing Tub/Scotland

Along the way you will visit with midwives working in the remote and hard to reach Scottish Isles, as well as, midwives from larger practices serving hundreds of women. Visits to maternity units at large and small hospitals will demonstrate the diverse conditions experienced by midwives in Scotland. Thoughtful discussions with midwives of the remote Outer Hebrides will provide for a rich sharing of knowledge and practice. You will learn from and share practices and stories with your fellow midwives in Scotland.

In addition to visiting maternity units of hospitals, private practices, and other women’s health facilities, you will have the opportunity to tour Scotland up close and personal! Traveling by bus and ferry, you will see countless breathtaking views and stunning countryside. You will get to know Scotland and its culture through visits to authentic restaurants, pubs, and bed and breakfast inns. Shopping trips and leisure time will allow you to explore the small and large towns along the way. And no trip to Scotland would be complete without the Loch Ness tour in search of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster!

We are now taking names and contact information for alumni interested in the Mary Breckinridge Tour of Scotland. If you would like to be included in future mailings concerning the tour, please contact Denise Barrett at (859) 253-3637 ext. 5014 or

We anticipate having more information including exact dates, costs, and itinerary available in Fall 2007.

For more information on the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress visit The ICM Triennial Congress is an international event where midwives from all over the world come together to informally network, and share knowledge and experience by means of an outstanding scientific and professional program. Together with the ICM, the Royal College of Midwives will deliver a truly memorable congress focused on the global impact and importance of midwives to women and the newborn across the globe. Alumni and current students can benefit from this conference and we would love to see a large Frontier presence in Scotland!

(Odd Insert, place wherever you need/have the room)

A cool map of the world showing where the midwives are:


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