Source Lists


LHSA holds a wealth of records relating to nursing in Edinburgh, from letters and certificates of individuals to training registers from hospital nursing schools.

We also have a vast number of photographs relating to nursing.  Please contact us if you'd like to know more about our photographic collection, or make an initial search via SCRAN:


Each of the links in the blue box above will provide you with a list of relevant LHSA collections.  From that list you can follow the links to the individual catalogues to find out more about the records themselves.  We have also included a bibliography.

You may also like to consult the archives of the Royal College of Nursing which is based in Edinburgh.

Royal College of Nursing Archives

Nurse holding baby, Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital, n.d., LHSA Photographic Collection Carol Singing at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, c. 1936, LHSA Photographic Collection