Former Ellon doctor set for medicine talk

EPC Flower Committee Covenor, Connie Bartlet along with guest speaker Dr Martin Pucci
EPC Flower Committee Covenor, Connie Bartlet along with guest speaker Dr Martin Pucci

A former Ellon GP is looking forward to speaking at a fundraising talk on Scottish medicine next week.

In an attempt to raise funds for repairs to the Manse, the Ellon Parish Flower Committee are staging a presentation by speaker Dr Martin Pucci.

Dr Pucci’s talk will explore the contributions that doctors have made to medical advancements and influences that Scotland has made.

He told the Times: “I will talk about specific doctors born in Scotland who have contributed enormous advancements and also doctors who have not been born, but studied in Scotland at the main five universities and medical universities.

“There will be some amusing stories told but also talks about the serious research that went on.”

After working as a GP for 29 years at the Ellon practice, Martin retired five years ago and is now a senior lecturer at Aberdeen University.

Over 150 tickets have been sold already for the event but the committee hope to sell more.

Convenor of Ellon Parish Church’s Flower Committee, Connie Bartlet, said: “The only downside to selling so many tickets is that the committee will have to do a lot of baking!

“But we do want to sell as much tickets as we can.

“I know Martin quite well and thought that having this talk would be a good fundraiser and something different and he agreed willingly.

“He will talk for around an hour, then answer any questions before tea, coffee and homebakes.”

Mrs Bartlet said the event will appeal to both men and women.

She added: “Martin is very humorous - the talk will be very interesting.

“He has a good way of putting things forward.”

Tickets (£6) can be bought from the Kirk Office or by calling Connie on 01358 701736.