The 2024 lunch and AGM  was  held at the Royal Scots Club on April 27th




Continuing Development of the Old Surgical Hospital

Edinburgh University is currently developing this site.  Link to our notice board to see more photos.  If you're interested, further information is available on their website:


View of clock tower from the front RIE 

Pelican Nurses' League

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

The League membership comprises nurses who trained at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) School of Nursing, (latterly the South Lothian College of Nursing) prior to 1987, who successfully passed the final examination and were admitted to the General Part of the Register maintained by the General Nursing Council for Scotland as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) or Enrolled Nurse (EN) and then worked in the RIE for one year as a Staff Nurse (RGN) or six months as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) after which they gained their Pelican badge.

*Photographs: Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Tower at dusk, Nurses' Graduation (1948), Pentland Hills from Edinburgh, The Meadows in Edinburgh, Students in class (1956) in Edinburgh, the Nurses' Red Home. The photographs are from Medical Photography NHS Lothian by Steve Stanton. The Nurses' photographs are from the Lothian Health Services Archive.