Dr Ross and her Family

Attribution: unknown (Procession in High Street for Diamond Jubilee 1897)

Her Family home

We have accumulated many photographs of Dr Elizabeth Ross and her family.  We have shown a few on this page but there are many more in the photograph album at the bottom of this page.

Family home, Craigdarroch, Scotsburn Road, Tain, Ross-shire

Family home, Craigdarroch, Scotsburn Road, Tain, Ross-shire

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

As a Young Girl

The young Elizabeth Ross

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

Dr Elizabeth Ross

Attribution: unknown

Graduation Day

Elizabeth Ross - Graduation photograph

Elizabeth Ross – Graduation photograph –
Student in Medicine 1896 – 1901
Graduated M.B. Ch.B from Glasgow University 1901

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

A Baktari Tribal Chief

Dr. Elizabeth Ness MacBean Ross dressed as a Baktari Tribal Chief

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

Her Family

Family photograph

Family photograph – left to right:
David, Elizabeth, Helen (mother of Edith Ross) on knee of Donald Macbean Ross (father), Bessie (mother) with Jim on knee, Lucy, Mary, Maggie, Jane.

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

Family photograph

Standing left to right:
Jim, Lucy, Helen , and Jane
Seated left to right: Maggie (died aged 30), Elizabeth,
Grandmother Elizabeth Ness, and Mary

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

Elizabeth (centre), sister Lucy and brother Jim. All became doctors

Elizabeth (centre), sister Lucy and brother Jim. All became doctors.

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

Ship's Doctor E. N. MacBean Ross on board the Glenlogan (1913)

Ship’s Doctor E. N. MacBean Ross on board the Glenlogan (1913)

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

More photos relating to Dr Ross

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Tain Dr E M Ross

Elizabeth Ness MacBean Ross was born in Tain in 1878. She studied medicine at Glasgow University graduating in 1901. For several years she was the local doctor on Colonsay and Oronsay and in 1907 left to go to Iran. She worked among the Bakhtiari tribesmen in the Zagros Mountains with long periods out of contact with fellow Europeans. The photo on the right shows her in Bakhtiari dress. She described her adventures there in A Lady Doctor in Bakhtiari Land. She worked her way home from Iran as a ship's doctor, studied tropical medicine in London, went to Japan on the Glenlogan as the first female doctor on a liner and died of typhus in 1915 while working as a military doctor in Serbia. She was buried at Kragujevatz, where her dedication and courage are still greatly honoured. We are grateful to Mrs Edith Ross of Tain for permission to use the original material in this presentation
Family home, Craigdarroch, Scotsburn Road, Tain, Ross-shire

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