Basic Biographical Details

Name: Donald Matheson & Sons
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1929
Ended: After 1935
Bio Notes: Donald Matheson was born in 1878 and articled to Ross & Macbeth of Inverness, c.1893 to 1898, and presumably remained as an assistant. In 1906 he emigrated to Durban, but returned in 1908 to commence independent practice in Strathpeffer, moving office to Dingwall in 1910. He was subsequently appointed County Architect for Ross and Cromarty but continued his private practice. He was admitted LRIBA in 1925.

Matheson died in October 1934. The practice was carried on by his sons Donald and Huisdean who retained the firm title of Donald Matheson & Sons. The practised continued under the same name until 1956 when it became Matheson & Mackenzie when Ian Mackenzie was taken into partnership.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandBusiness1910  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Donald MathesonBefore 19291934Senior Partner 
Item 2 of 3Donald Matheson (junior)Before 1929After 1934Partner 
Item 3 of 3Huisdean (or Uisdean) Ian MathesonBefore 1929After 1934Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31929Dingwall AcademyDingwall Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 2 of 31934Farmhouse and steading for Mr James YoungerHoy CaithnessScotlandAlterations and addtions, including new cattle court - date of involvement uncertain
Item 3 of 31935Nicolson InstituteStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotlandAdditional classroom block


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal23 February 1935v42London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp513 - obituary of Donald Matheson Senior