James Buchan

‘James Buchan’ – an itinerant Apothecary: ‘Buchan’ travels from town to town, erecting his ‘bothy’ at markets and fairs, from which he sells potions and remedies, attends to common ailments, and demonstrates remedies and techniques. He discusses the nature and make-up of society, contrasting his role and situation in life with that of ‘Doctors of Physic’ and Surgeons.

This presentation, set within the period 1780 to 1800, is supported by a vast array of period authentic ‘props’ and furniture and is suitable for both an interior and an exterior location. The emphasis on ‘herbal remedies’, and associated topics, renders it particularly suitable for a historic garden setting. Additionally, costume variation allows for this presentation to be set in the Stuart period.

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