An Dotair Mòr DVD

£9.50

PAL DVD 16:9 widescreen, stereo, total running time 90 mins.

Gaelic & English language with English subtitle stream via player.

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PAL DVD 16:9 widescreen, stereo, total running time 90 mins.

Gaelic & English language with English subtitle stream via player.

The legendary Dr Alex Macleod of North Uist, pioneer of the air ambulance service.

Produced by UistFilm, the digital media production arm of Taigh Chearsabhagh, the DVD features many extra interview clips, Dr. Alex’s home movies and archive photographs that couldn’t be squeezed into the original broadcast on BBC ALBA. Featuring specially composed music by Pàdruig Morrison.

Fad còrr agus 40 bliadhna, bha slàinte sluagh Uibhist a Tuath fo chùram an Dotair Ailig MacLeòid. Rannsaichidh am prògram seo mar a choimhead e as dèidh sluagh trì mìle sgapte eadar 16 eilean, le gainnead rathaidean agus gun fòn agus cuideachd mar a shoirbhich leis gus  seirbheis  ambaileans-adhair a stèidheachadh.

A one-man walking hospital, Dr Alex Macleod looked after the people of North Uist for over 40 years.  This film explores how, with few roads and no telephones, the legendary doctor first served 3,000 people on 16 islands and pioneered the life-saving air ambulance service.

An Dotair Mòr is UistFilm’s first commission for MG ALBA.

The one-hour documentary tells the story of the legendary North Uist GP, Dr. Alexander Macleod. A one-man walking hospital, Dr Alex looked after the people of North Uist for over 40 years.

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An Dotair Mòr tells the story of how this legendary doctor looked after 3,000 people on 16 inhabited islands for over 40 years. There were no hospitals, no telephones and few roads when he first arrived in 1932. With perseverance through any weather, he used all possible means to reach patients living in remote locations. On foot, by boat or horse, he tended accidents and emergencies. With ingenuity and compassion he used what he carried in his two coat pockets to treat epidemics and help deliver thousands of babies.

Combining testimony from Dr Alex’s patients and colleagues with archive material and exquisitely filmed contemporary sequences on North Uist, this documentary film is a character portrait of a truly remarkable man.

Pioneer of the life-saving air ambulance service, he successfully argued for the best medical provision for his patients. The film explores how much was Dr Alex the last of the traditional rural doctors? And how much a visionary doctor of the future?

Produced by UistFilm, the digital media production arm of Taigh Chearsabhagh, the DVD features many extra interview clips, Dr. Alex’s home movies and archive photographs that couldn’t be squeezed into the original broadcast on BBC ALBA. Featuring specially composed music by Pàdruig Morrison.