The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has been in existence since 1599, bringing clinical specialties together to provide support to healthcare professionals and improve patient care. It received museum accreditation in 2015 and holds a variety of heritage collections, including an archive, library, museum and artwork collection. The College has strong ties with Bute due to its connection with Scottish surgeon, William Macewen. Macewen was one of the greatest surgeons of his day, pioneering many surgical specialties during the 19th and 20th century. Originally from Bute, he spent most of his career in Glasgow. Within the archives are several of Macewen's clinical papers, surgical casebooks, and letters of correspondence.