About Pamela

Being a medical herbalist informs everything I do and that is to empower people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. I try to be as open minded as possible to alternative ways to do this, but I also find that my Scottish roots have instilled a great big dollop of common sense in me. That and the medical training many people don’t realise that most herbalists have.


Someone once called me a ‘realist herbalist’ - I do not knit my own yoghurt,
I eat chips sometimes and I am not against pharmaceutical medicine.


I’ve also written for some leading herbal producers. I am currently making the Scottish Hedgewitch series of short films and articles for BBC Scotland Online exploring our herbal traditions.


I enjoy using elements of all my training during a herbal consultation so that each patient benefits from a truly individually tailored approach.

What Exactly is Herbal Medicine?


Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine known to man. It means using whole plants – leaf, roots, berries, flowers and bark to create medicines. Countless drugs are still derived from plant sources. More than 80% of the world’s population still depends on herbal medicine for survival.

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If you would like to discuss a media project, no matter how strange, mundane or short notice, please contact me.

Spring Detox

BBC Scotland

Pamela Spence, medical herbalist, shows us traditional ways of using Scottish plants as food and medicine.

Naturally Healthy Hair

BBC Scotland

Pamela Spence, medical herbalist, demonstrates how to make your hair naturally healthy from herbs growing around Scotland.


BBC Scotland

Pamela Spence, medical herbalist, shares her green wedding ideas.

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Get in Touch With Me


What my clients and patients have to say about me.

The Garden Diary

‘The highlight of the afternoon were the herbal preparations Pamela made for us on the day. We had Lemon Balm tea, the juice from Goose Grass (Sticky Willie to you and me) and also were able to sample an ointment made from Chickweed. All these were extremely simple to make as she demonstrated. Thanks to Pamela for an interesting and enlightening afternoon.’

Scottish School of Herbal Medicine

‘Everyone is raving about your teaching – the students loved it!’

Cunninghame Flower Club

‘Thank you very much indeed for the excellent talk you gave us last Friday. The ladies were most impressed and some have been speaking of asking you to speak to their various Rurals, Guilds etc – so expect some phone calls!’

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Clinic Locations

The Carrick Clinic                        
145-147 Main Street                                
Prestwick KA9 1LA
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Paisley Natural Health Centre
76A Causeyside Street
Paisley PA1  1YP
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Pamela Spence
Carrick Clinic: 01292 478 888 
Paisley Clinic: 0141 889 8416

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