Explore 60 years of the NHS in Scotland

This timeline has been created to showcase some of the fantastic accomplishments, milestones, innovations and breakthroughs that have been made in the NHS in Scotland over the last 60 years.

From the pioneering use of keyhole surgery to the introduction of ultrasound scanners, NHSScotland has been a world leader in the field of medicine and healthcare and this timeline showcases some of the key milestones over the last six decades.