Our Staff

GP Partners

Dr Elizabeth Guthrie

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG 1983 (Aberdeen 1981)

Liz did her undergraduate training in Aberdeen then returned to her native West coast to complete her house jobs in Ayrshire and her GP training in Inverclyde. She then worked at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital where she developed her skills in Acupuncture before returning to Arran doing regular holiday locums for all 3 practices. In 1997 she joined Dr Malcolm Kerr as a partner in Brodick and has been involved throughout all the changes to form the now Arran Medical Group. Liz practices homoeopathy and acupuncture and is a GPWsI in Palliative Care.

Dr Faye Hamill

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (Edinburgh 1997)

Faye trained in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand, completing her GP training in rural Perthshire. She undertook a GP Rural Fellowship on Arran before taking over as a Principal in the old Shiskine Practice with her husband, Greg. Her main area of interest is Female and Reproductive health and she is a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Gynaecology.

Dr Greg Hamill

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (Edinburgh 1997)

Greg was the first GP Rural Fellow on Arran in 2002, with a spell as a salaried GP before he and his wife, Faye, took over the old Shiskine Practice. Areas of interest include running an A&E/fracture clinic, minor surgery, GP ultrasound and he is a clinical tutor for medical students. He is the development lead for the group including finances and contracts and was Clinical Lead for the Arran Clinical Review project 2011-2013.

Dr Graeme Thompson

MBChB MRCGP (Aberdeen 1999)

Dr Andrew Gaw

MEng MBChB (Glasgow 2012)

Andrew started life as a Civil Engineer before a career change into medicine. Since graduating from Glasgow he has trained in Ayrshire and Arran ever since. He completed his GP training with Arran Medical Group in 2018.

Dr Tristan Hamade

MBChB (Glasgow 2008)

Dr Isla Cox


Isla was a Rural Fellow on Arran in 2017/18. She graduated as GP in 2007 and has been practicing largely in Sussex since then. Her past experience includes expedition medicine, GP trainer and GP course organiser. She is currently the lead for children and young people’s services and child protection.

Dr Kelvin McMillan

MB ChB 2012 Glasgow

Kelvin graduated from Glasgow University and then began working in Inverclyde Royal hospital and the Royal Alexandra hospital. He then became a GP trainee in Lanarkshire and worked at Biggar Medical Practice. On completing his training he was keen to develop his skills in remote and rural general practice so has taken up a post as the Arran Rural fellow. He and his young family are excited about the opportunities which this will bring.


Dr Gemma Reid

GP ST Trainee


Our practice nurses are available for advice and treatment for the following: Chronic disease reviews such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease prevention Cervical smears Well woman / Well man Family planning Dressing/suture removal Immunisation and vaccination Dietary/weight reduction

Sister Jill Divine



Sister Nicola Sketchley-Kaye

RGN, Diploma Primary Care Coronary Disease Management, Certificate in Diabetes Care

(Lamlash/Whiting Bay)

Claire McNiven

BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Health Studies, Diploma in Advanced Practice


Hannah Taylor

Practice Nurse

Jennifer Soffa

CTAC Nurse

Lynne MacVicar

CTAC Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants support our practice nurses with their daily work and can carry out: • blood tests • blood pressure monitoring – including 24 hour machines • diabetic foot checks • dressings • ear syringing • ECGs • new patient health checks • spirometry • suture and clip removal from wounds • weight monitoring • well man checks

Deborah Robertson


Practice Management

Fiona Horbury

Practice Manager

Janice MacVicar

Dispensary Manager


Hazel Mackenzie

Finance Co-ordinator

Emma Ingham

Team Leader (Lamlash/Whiting Bay)

Janette Head

Alison McNicol

Madelaine Stewart

Carol Wickstead

Jean Clark

Fiona Wilson

Mairi Farquhar

Geraldine Arthur

Faith Ferguson

Kirsty McKinnon


Gwen Brooks

Laura Hemming

Jansci Sketchley-Kaye


Gillian Ross

Community Nurses

Arran’s community nursing team are based at the ‘modular building’ next to Arran War Memorial Hospital. They can be contacted by phoning 01770 601 045 where a message may be left on the answer machine, which is checked regularly throughout the day.

Ann Reid

Early Years/School Staff Nurse


If you are pregnant please contact the Arran Community Midwives on 01770 601 249. The midwives will be your main care providers during your pregnancy with medical input from your GP and a consultant if appropriate. Your midwife will advise you when and where to make the appointment.

Elaine Kelso

MDT (Multi Disciplinary Team)

Lorraine Hewie

Community Link Worker

Nicky Smith