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About Us

We are Dickson Chemist, an award-winning, family-owned group of pharmacies based across Glasgow.

Our first pharmacy opened in Rutherglen over forty years ago. Since then, we’ve now operate 9 NHS and 1 specialist private pharmacy, and our client base has continued to grow steadily.

Our private LDN Department is a specialist hub of knowledge, experienced in the provision of unlicensed medicines for all sorts of autoimmune and neoplastic disorders. (Click here for more information).

Our pharmacy chain now includes the addition of 4 new stores, acquired since 2019 – Hands pharmacies and Leslie Chemist. These stores have been rebranded and are being modernised.

In 2022 we went live with our Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber – to help the growing population of people with ongoing fatigue after the pandemic. (Find out more here)

Dickson Chemist has always placed great emphasis on providing excellent patient experiences. We’re proud of our pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and all of our other support staff who are key to our success.

The attentive patient service that we’ve become renowned for is still an essential aspect of every service that we provide to local communities. Whether you need online prescription services, private prescriptions, medication management advice or even prescription delivery services (free of charge), we can help.

We have a NHS consultation facility called Pharmacy First Plus, where you can book an appointment online and speak to or see a clinician who can prescribe medicines for many common clinical conditions. Book this here.

Even if you’re just looking for some friendly advice, our staff will be more than happy to help. Simply pick up the phone or drop into your nearest branch and ask a member of staff for more information.

Our pharmacies can also collect your prescriptions from local surgeries and deliver them to your home.


All our pharmacies are registered and regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Our head office GPhC registration number is 1091065. Click here to check our current registration status for all our branches.

Our superintendent pharmacist is J Stephen Dickson GPhC 2050927 (Check current registration status here)

Our prescribing pharmacist and deputy superintendent is Michael McCaughley GPhC 2204981 (Check current status here)

Michael provides Pharmacy First Plus and private prescribing services. Our private prescribing services are provided from our head office 35 Mitchell Arcade, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 2LS. They can be contacted at .

Other independent prescriber pharmacist  locums are used time to time to support our services.

Gordon Adamson  GPhC 2071955 (Status)

Janine Milne GPhC 2040138 (Status)

We employ an external agency to audit and maintain our website security for PCIDCI compliant payment processing and security of customer details. (Click here to see this agency)

Dickson Chemist is a trading name for J & JG Dickson & SON LTD, owned entirely in Trust by James Gerard Dickson, with 2 additional directors appointed Nadine Miller and James Stephen Dickson who operate the business day to day. Our company can be viewed on companies house here: (Company Number SCO690588)


We gladly accept feedback about any of our services, good or bad, and deal with this centrally. Send us an email to with any positive or negative feedback for our directors. We also reward our teams who go above and beyond for our customers, so please send in positive things as well!

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