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Message in a bottle ­ art boosts well-being

Dr James Beattie has secured more than £20,000 of funding from the Scottish Arts Council to prescribe art classes for his patients.

Dr Beattie, a GP in Inverurie, Grampian, pictured in front of a medically inspired art installation created by a patient, said the sessions would be aimed at those whose conditions were aggravated by stress, such as irritable bowel syndrome and migraine.

He said: 'The classes are in addition to conventional treatment, because I believe there is much more to health and well-being than medicine alone.'

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