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Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Ross McKay
Designation: Architect
Born: 1884
Died: 2 August 1962
Bio Notes: John Ross McKay was born on 11 June 1884, the son of William McKay and his wife Elizabeth Anderson. He served his apprenticeship in an unspecified architect's office from 1899 to 1903, studying at Edinburgh School of Applied Art and Heriot-Watt College. Thereafter he entered the office of Francis William Deas, continuing his studies and receiving his diploma in the 1905. He joined Robert Stodart Lorimer as an assistant in 1906, and during the years running up to the First World War spent three weeks of each year travelling, in Scotland, England, France and Belgium. He served in France in the First World War from 1917 to 1919 with the VIII Corps HQ and as a lieutenant with the Royal Scots Fusiliers (Labour Corps), working on panoramas and maps, and returned to Lorimer's office as chief assistant in the latter year. He applied for admittance as ARIBA under the war exemption scheme soon thereafter, and was admitted in mid-1920, his proposers being John Wilson, Francis William Deas and Lorimer, who described him as a 'successful student' at Edinburgh College of Art. However, by this time his employment with Lorimer had ended bitterly. During the war he had served as a staff captain under one of Lorimer's clients, General Hunter-Weston of Hunterston. Hunter-Weston invited him to stay for a weekend and Lorimer instructed him to decline as he did not think it appropriate that an assistant should be a guest of a client; he went, and he was either dismissed or reacted by resigning on the following Monday.

Shortly afterwards, in the spring of 1920, he went into partnership with James Smith Richardson, who had already set up practice at 4 Melville Street, Edinburgh. It was a partnership of the disaffected as Richardson also felt embittered about Lorimer, whom he regarded as having 'pinched' one of his clients shortly after setting up in practice.

McKay carried out most of the practice's work after Richardson took on additional duties for public or institutional bodies, first as full-time Inspector of Ancient Monuments for the Office of Works (from 1920) and then as a part-time lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art (from 1922). Richardson and McKay had their revenge on Lorimer in the matter of the Scottish National War Memorial, with Richardson successfully defeating Lorimer's scheme in November 1922 by erecting a canvas mock-up which Lorimer described as a 'nightmare erection' which gave no 'adequate idea of the silhouette … or of its light shade or colour'.

Between December 1924 and February 1926 Richardson & McKay were joined in practice at 4 Melville Street by Donald MacDonald MacKie (born 1897), a former pupil of Lorimer who had completed his apprenticeship with McKay after the First World War and had worked as assistant to the firm from May 1922 to May 1924. It is unclear whether a formal partnership existed or whether MacKie simply worked independently from a shared office, but MacKie left in February 1926 to live and work at his own premises of Coltbridge Studio, Murrayfield.

McKay was Vice-President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association c.1930, and was elected FRIBA on 5 December 1938, his proposers being Thomas Forbes Maclennan, Reginald Fairlie and William James Walker Todd. In 1942 Richardson left the partnership and McKay merged his practice with that of Walker Todd. McKay quickly became the leading partner, particularly so after the death of Walker Todd on 29 April 1944.

McKay was president of the Clan MacKay Society. His other recreations were golf, riding and collecting architectural books, He married Dora Kennedy in 1925. His last years were clouded by mental illness and for a time he was cared for at Craig House. He died on 2 August 1962. He was survived by his wife Dora Kennedy.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 66, Clarendon Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate  Uncertain at what date
Item 2 of 618, Parkside Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1920 *  
Item 3 of 64, Melville Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1920c. 1938Office of Richardson & McKay
Item 4 of 611, Darnaway Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1938 *  
Item 5 of 654, Manor Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1938 Office of Richardson & McKay
Item 6 of 66, Albyn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1942 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Francis William Deas19031905Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 5(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer19061917Assistant 
Item 3 of 5(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer19191920Chief AssistantChief Assistant from after the First World War until Spring 1920
Item 4 of 5Richardson & McKay19201942Partner 
Item 5 of 5Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson1944c. 1955Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Donald MacDonald MackieJune 1919Late 1919Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Charles William GrayMarch 19211927ApprenticeMostly home study directed by McKay; in McKay's office for one year, 1923 to 1924
Item 3 of 6Stanley White EdgarNovember 19251931ApprenticeInitially apprentice then later junior assistant
Item 4 of 6Francis O'Hara19291932Apprentice 
Item 5 of 6David Ebenezer LangOctober 1934October 1935Architect 
Item 6 of 6Alick Walter Gordon InglisSeptember 1938July 1940Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 7Francis William DeasMid 1920for Associateship
Item 2 of 7Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie5 December 1938for Fellowship
Item 3 of 7(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerMid 1920for Associateship
Item 4 of 7Thomas Forbes Maclennan5 December 1938for Fellowship
Item 5 of 7(Miss) Frances Mary MarquisEarly 1945for Associateship
Item 6 of 7William James Walker Todd5 December 1938for Fellowship
Item 7 of 7John WilsonMid 1920for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 56Thomas Armstrong24 June 1947For Associateship
Item 2 of 56David William Baxter (junior)16 October 1945for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 56Alexander ('Sandy') MacCallum (or McCallum) Brown31 March 1953For Associateship
Item 4 of 56Theodore Shealtiel Clerk1 October 1943for Associateship
Item 5 of 56William Collyer12 December 1944for Associateship
Item 6 of 56John Stone Craig4 November 1956For Fellowship
Item 7 of 56William Gordon DeyEarly 1956For Fellowship
Item 8 of 56John Alexander Thornton Dickson16 May 1944for Licentiateship
Item 9 of 56Thomas William Leslie Dorrance11 March 1947for Licentiateship
Item 10 of 56James Dorward20 July 1943for Licentiateship
Item 11 of 56Stanley White Edgar12 October 1954For Licentiateship
Item 12 of 56James Fulton Ford15 February 1944for Licentiateship
Item 13 of 56John Wright Ford15 December 1942for Licentiateship
Item 14 of 56William John Braes French10 December 1946For Associateship
Item 15 of 56Robert Davidson Goodfellow1938for Licentiateship
Item 16 of 56Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)6 March 1956For Fellowship
Item 17 of 56James John Gordon14 October 1947For Licentiateship
Item 18 of 56John Buchan Hall10 December 1946for Associateship
Item 19 of 56James Macgregor Harvey7 May 1946for Licentiateship
Item 20 of 56James Henderson5 March 1943for Licentiateship
Item 21 of 56George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson14 November 1944for Licentiateship
Item 22 of 56Frank Wood Johnston10 January 1956For Licentiateship
Item 23 of 56James Stewart Johnston9 October 1939for Fellowship
Item 24 of 56Thomas Stanley Aitchison Kennedy9 October 1956For Licentiateship
Item 25 of 56Alexander Stewart Kinnear28 September 1943for Licentiateship
Item 26 of 56David Gray Kirk20 July 1943for Licentiateship
Item 27 of 56Rolf Koren7 July 1948for Associateship
Item 28 of 56William Logan junior12 October 1915For Associateship
Item 29 of 56Harry ('Henry') Kerr Macdonald16 July 1940for Licentiateship
Item 30 of 56Hugh Sinclair MacdonaldLate 1955for Fellowship
Item 31 of 56James Hastie MacLeod25 June 1946for Associateship
Item 32 of 56Thomas Waller Marwick11 October 1949for Fellowship
Item 33 of 56Allen ('Mick') Short Matheson8 December 1953For Associateship
Item 34 of 56Robert McNab (or Robert Macnab)17 October 1944for Licentiateship
Item 35 of 56Alan McWilliam11 December 1945for Associateship
Item 36 of 56Arthur Bain ('Tim') Morrison6 May 1947For Licentiateship
Item 37 of 56Francis Murray16 December 1941for Associateship
Item 38 of 56James Murray6 May 1947For Associateship
Item 39 of 56Cecil Harry Friston Nimmo14 November 1944for Licentiateship
Item 40 of 56Francis O'Hara9 July 1946For Licentiateship
Item 41 of 56Thomas Edward Patrick13 August 1940For Associateship
Item 42 of 56Alexander Pye15 December 1942for Licentiateship
Item 43 of 56James Grant Shearer16 November 1943for Licentiateship
Item 44 of 56Robert Alison Crighton Simpson8 January 1952For Fellowship
Item 45 of 56James Lees Somerville6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 46 of 56Thomas ('Tom') Riddell Spaven14 December 1948For Associateship
Item 47 of 56James Alexander Steedman17 November 1942for Licentiateship
Item 48 of 56(Dr) Duncan McKenzie Stewart16 October 1945for Associateship
Item 49 of 56Robert Henderson Taylor14 October 1947For Licentiateship
Item 50 of 56Charles Edward Tweedie (junior)9 January 1940for Fellowship
Item 51 of 56William John Urquhart9 July 1946For Associateship
Item 52 of 56Ion Victor Godfrey Hamilton Warner15 June 1943for Licentiateship
Item 53 of 56Alexander Anderson Watson19 January 1943for Licentiateship
Item 54 of 56John Watt15 June 1943 
Item 55 of 56Henry Rochead Williamson9 April 1946for Licentiateship
Item 56 of 56Frank Wood4 April 1950for Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 211 19 Rothesay Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - date unknown
Item 2 of 211 19-25 Rothesay Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to no 19
Item 3 of 2111911Hall ManorPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 2111913Villa, 4 Grant Avenue  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 2111920G F Merson's Factory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 211After 1920C & J Brown's shop front and depository  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 211After 1920Douglas & Foulis premises  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 211After 1920Mayfield GarageMayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 211After 1920West AcresBalerno MidlothianScotland 
Item 10 of 211192179 Great King Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 2111921Lochcote HouseLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 2111921St Hilda's SchoolLiberton EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 13 of 211192220 Merchiston Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 14 of 211192299 Rose Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 15 of 2111922Belhaven HouseBelhaven East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 16 of 2111922Caley Picture House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 2111922Hall ManorPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 18 of 2111922Hillend Farmhouse  MidlothianScotland 
Item 19 of 211192319 Eglinton Crescent  EdinburghScotlandConversion to 3 flats
Item 20 of 2111923Dunfermline War MemorialDunfermline FifeScotlandCompetition design - not successful?
Item 21 of 2111923Feuing, North Berwick MainsNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 22 of 2111923OldfieldsNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 23 of 2111923Squash Court, 12 Abercromby Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 2111923St Ninian's ChurchLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 2111924BeltonGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 26 of 2111924Broomhills Farm, Grieve's Cottage  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 27 of 2111924Dirleton Parish ChurchDirleton East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 28 of 2111924Frosts, 67-81 Shandwick Place  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction, including shopfront
Item 29 of 2111924Gate Lodge, Saughton CemeterySaughton EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 2111924Hoebridge HouseMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 31 of 2111924NungateNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 32 of 2111924The GatehouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 33 of 2111925AuchindouneLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 34 of 2111925Garage for Bruce Lindsay & CompanySt Leonards EdinburghScotland 
Item 35 of 2111925Kinleith MillCurrie MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 36 of 2111925RavelrigBalerno MidlothianScotland 
Item 37 of 211192616 Brights Crescent  EdinburghScotland 
Item 38 of 211192630 Moray Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 39 of 2111926BlanerneNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 40 of 2111926Bungalow for Mrs KennedyPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 41 of 2111926Cat and Dog Home  EdinburghScotland 
Item 42 of 2111926Craiglockhart Pavilion and groundsman's house, Edinburgh University Sportsground  EdinburghScotland 
Item 43 of 2111926House for Mrs BeveridgeDirleton East LothianScotland 
Item 44 of 2111927Carlton Cinema  EdinburghScotland 
Item 45 of 2111927Corstorphine CemeteryCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 46 of 2111927Cottage for Mr Grieve  EdinburghScotland 
Item 47 of 2111927Fowler's Motor GarageNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 48 of 2111927Lochside HouseDuddingston EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 49 of 2111928Bungalow, Tigh na Coille, FearnanLoch Tay PerthshireScotland 
Item 50 of 2111928MacAndrews premises  EdinburghScotland 
Item 51 of 2111928MayfieldMilnathort Kinross-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 52 of 2111928RavensworthColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 53 of 21119291a Ramsay Garden  EdinburghScotlandAlterations.
Item 54 of 21119292-5 Glenfinlas Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 55 of 2111929Dornock MillCrieff PerthshireScotland 
Item 56 of 2111929House for Miss Bruce IonaArgyllScotland 
Item 57 of 2111929Houses for G FowlerNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 58 of 2111929West MillsColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 59 of 2111930Bangholm CottageGoldenacre EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 60 of 2111930(?)Bungalow for Messrs Nimmo & SonsCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandDesigns
Item 61 of 2111930(?)Bungalow for Messrs Nimmo & SonsCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandDesigns
Item 62 of 2111930Garage for G C MacAndrew  EdinburghScotland 
Item 63 of 2111930Granton and Wardie Free ChurchInverleith EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 64 of 2111930Rondo HotelSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 65 of 2111930(?)St Baldred's RoadNorth Berwick East LothianScotland1930s feuing plan
Item 66 of 211193114 Ainslie Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 67 of 2111931Granton and Wardie Free ChurchInverleith EdinburghScotlandOrgan case and alterations
Item 68 of 2111931Public House  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 69 of 2111931Warriston CemeteryWarriston EdinburghScotlandNew gate lodge
Item 70 of 211193210 Eglinton Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 71 of 211193249-51 High StreetTranent East LothianScotland 
Item 72 of 2111932AithernieDavidson's Mains EdinburghScotland 
Item 73 of 2111932House for Miss W D RenwickPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 74 of 2111932House for William ThyneAberlady East LothianScotland 
Item 75 of 2111932Nicolson Street Church  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction of interior after fire
Item 76 of 211193312 Eglinton Crescent  EdinburghScotlandConversion to 3 flats
Item 77 of 21119333-21 Kenmure AvenueDuddingston EdinburghScotland 
Item 78 of 2111933Chalmers Street Nursing Home  edinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 79 of 2111933Corstorphine Bank Estate road layoutCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 80 of 2111933Dowry HousePathhead, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 81 of 2111933GlenwoodGlenlockhart EdinburghScotlandAddition of coalhouse
Item 82 of 2111933Haddon's Court  EdinburghScotlandNew board room
Item 83 of 2111933House for G BeeLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 84 of 2111933House for Miss CampbellBowden RoxburghshireScotlandCompleted details
Item 85 of 2111933House for W A Scott Douglas (Solsgirth)Gullane East LothianScotland 
Item 86 of 2111933Office buildings, Roseburn Terrace and Russell Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 87 of 2111933Proposed House in Dick Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 88 of 2111933Seagate HouseGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 89 of 2111933Tea RoomLoch Striven ArgyllScotland 
Item 90 of 2111933TofthillWardie EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 91 of 2111933Victoria HotelBamburgh NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 92 of 211193411a Belford Mews  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 93 of 211193428 Nelson Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 94 of 21119344-14 Doune Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to no. 8 for D M Mathieson
Item 95 of 21119347 Craigmillar ParkCraigmillar EdinburghScotland 
Item 96 of 2111934Castlekemp HouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 97 of 2111934Clifton HallNewbridge MidlothianScotlandAlterations?
Item 98 of 2111934Competition Design for a Scottish House   ScotlandCompetition design
Item 99 of 2111934Fra Mor, garage for Captain Basil M JonesColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 100 of 2111934House at AberladyAberlady East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 101 of 2111934Industrial Bar  EdinburghScotland 
Item 102 of 2111934Martin & Sons Garage and WorkshopsRoseburn EdinburghScotlandAdditional work
Item 103 of 2111934Moat Bar  EdinburghScotland 
Item 104 of 2111934National BankInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 105 of 2111934Proposed House for Mrs BarclayAberlady East LothianScotlandSketch plans
Item 106 of 2111934Scottish Motor Traction Company Ltd  EdinburghScotlandAlterations (?)
Item 107 of 2111934Shops and tenements at Factor's Park  EdinburghScotland 
Item 108 of 2111934StanmoreDavidson's Mains EdinburghScotlandAddition of bathroom
Item 109 of 211193514, 16 Grosvenor Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 110 of 211193522 ScotstownBanff BanffshireScotlandAlterations for Mrs Cuthbertson
Item 111 of 21119356 Belgrave CrescentDean EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 112 of 211193592 Gorgie RoadGorgie EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 113 of 2111935Binns' store  EdinburghScotlandNew front
Item 114 of 2111935Caroline Park HouseGranton EdinburghScotlandReinstatement of south range after fire, and modification of profile of roofs
Item 115 of 2111935Drawing for house in International Style   ScotlandDrawing
Item 116 of 2111935Luffness Golf ClubhouseLuffness East LothianScotlandInstallation of electric light
Item 117 of 2111935Morton Sundour FabricsCarlisle CumberlandEnglandFactory
Item 118 of 2111935Prestonpans BreweryPrestonpans East LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 119 of 2111935Riddell MillRoxburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 120 of 2111935Thomson & Norris Corrugated Cases factoryTurnhouse EdinburghScotland 
Item 121 of 211193612 Mortonhall Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 122 of 2111936133 Lothian Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to form The Motor Bar
Item 123 of 211193614-16 Shandwick Place  EdinburghScotlandDaimler Co Ltd showrooms
Item 124 of 211193617 Lynedoch Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 125 of 21119362, 4 and 6 Ratcliffe Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and garage front
Item 126 of 21119368 Mayfield Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? (work done by McKay)
Item 127 of 2111936Bell's Brewery  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? McKay mainly responsible
Item 128 of 2111936Binns Furniture Repository  EdinburghScotland 
Item 129 of 2111936Carfraemill HotelOxton BerwickshireScotland 
Item 130 of 2111936GaragePenicuik MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 131 of 2111936Harp HotelCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 132 of 2111936Lorrisden House  MidlothianScotland 
Item 133 of 2111936Powderhall Arms  EdinburghScotland 
Item 134 of 2111936Premises of the Scottish Motor Traction Co  EdinburghScotlandGarage and workshops- McKay responsible
Item 135 of 2111936Proposed House for Mrs Ireland   ScotlandDrawings
Item 136 of 2111936Royal HotelPenicuik MidlothianScotlandGarage alteratios - taken over from James Tait, builder
Item 137 of 2111936Scottish Motor Traction Company GarageCarlisle CumberlandEngland 
Item 138 of 2111936Scottish Motor Traction Company premises  EdinburghScotland 
Item 139 of 2111936SlipperfieldWest Linton PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 140 of 211c. 1936Scottish Motor Traction Company Ltd GarageAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 141 of 211193711 Church Hill  EdinburghScotland 
Item 142 of 2111937138 Constitution StreetLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 143 of 211193720 Heriot Row  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 144 of 211193755-59 High StreetTranent East LothianScotland 
Item 145 of 21119377 St Margaret's Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 146 of 21119379-11 Hope Street  EdinburghScotlandMainly responsible
Item 147 of 2111937Braid Hills Hotel  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 148 of 2111937Bruntsfield Golf Club HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations?
Item 149 of 2111937Clifton Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 150 of 2111937CloverhillBroughton PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 151 of 2111937CraigendNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 152 of 2111937Granton and Wardie Free ChurchInverleith EdinburghScotlandReconstruction of interior after fire
Item 153 of 2111937House for W N MurphyCraiglockhart EdinburghScotland 
Item 154 of 2111937Inveresk LodgeInveresk MidlothianScotlandAlterations (work done by McKay)
Item 155 of 2111937Playhouse CinemaNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 156 of 2111937Public House, 127-132 High Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to no. 127
Item 157 of 2111937Regal CinemaBathgate West LothianScotlandProvided designs? Unclear why Haxton secured the job.
Item 158 of 2111937Scottish Motor Traction Company Buildings  EdinburghScotland 
Item 159 of 2111937Scottish Motor Traction Company Buildings  EdinburghScotland 
Item 160 of 2111937Scottish Motor Traction Company Ltd Offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 161 of 2111937Thyne's Printing FactoryLochend EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 162 of 2111937West LodgeNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 163 of 21119381 Dundonald Street and 3 Cumberland Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 164 of 2111938(?)17 Magdala Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - by McKay or by Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson?
Item 165 of 21119382 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 166 of 211193820 Mansionhouse Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 167 of 211193831 Regent Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 168 of 21119388, 12 Torphichen Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - conversion of houses to offices
Item 169 of 2111938Dhivach LodgeGlenurquhart Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 170 of 2111938Double villa for Messrs Smith and InglisBarnton EdinburghScotland 
Item 171 of 2111938Dryburgh's BreweryDuddingston EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 172 of 2111938Flats, Falcon Avenue  EdinburghScotland 
Item 173 of 2111938Gortanansaig, cottagesKnockdow ArgyllScotlandAlterations
Item 174 of 2111938Haymarket Bar  EdinburghScotland 
Item 175 of 2111938House for Mrs StevensonGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 176 of 2111938Houses for T Sutherland HendersonEast Duddingston EdinburghScotland 
Item 177 of 2111938Houses, Manor Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to no. 54 to form McKay's new office
Item 178 of 2111938McVittie's Bakery  EdinburghScotland 
Item 179 of 2111938Premises for Croall & Sons  EdinburghScotland 
Item 180 of 2111938Quayside MillsLeith EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 181 of 2111938Regal CinemaShotts LanarkshireScotland 
Item 182 of 2111938Tenements, Falcon Park  EdinburghScotland 
Item 183 of 211193925 Shandwick Place  EdinburghScotlandWarehouse addition
Item 184 of 2111939Firrhill Territorial Army Drill HallFirrhill EdinburghScotland 
Item 185 of 2111939Garage, Falconhall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 186 of 2111939Harleyburn House, stables and lodgeMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandAddition of billiard room to east
Item 187 of 2111939Headquarters and Garages for the 52nd Searchlight Regiment, Territorial Army  EdinburghScotland 
Item 188 of 2111939Larbert Emergency Hutted Hospital, BellsdykeLarbert StirlingshireScotland 
Item 189 of 2111939R Middlemass & Son Factory  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 190 of 2111939Scottish Union and National Insurance Company Buildings  EdinburghScotlandUnexecuted designs
Item 191 of 2111939Shandwick Place  EdinburghScotlandSurvey
Item 192 of 2111939The PeelClovenfords SelkirkshireScotlandConverted to emergency hospital and huts built in grounds
Item 193 of 2111939University of Edinburgh, Medical School and McEwan Hall  EdinburghScotlandScheme drawn up - not built because of war
Item 194 of 211c. 1941Cowgatehead Free Church    Plans for alterations and additions to east for City Glass Co.
Item 195 of 2111944Arthur Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAdaptation as preparatory school and subdivision into two self-contained flats (unclear who did what, between Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid and Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson)
Item 196 of 2111944Stoneyhill, including lodge and stablesWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations to house
Item 197 of 21119459-11 Hope Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations carried out
Item 198 of 2111945Killin HotelKillin PerthshireScotlandAddition of extra storey
Item 199 of 2111945New Crookston HouseStow (near) MidlothianScotlandFurther alterations
Item 200 of 2111946National Bank of ScotlandGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandExecuted building to designs of Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson
Item 201 of 2111946TweedbankKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAddition of wing to east
Item 202 of 2111946ViewforthBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotlandAdditions and alterations - Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson in collaboration with Morton J H Cowie?
Item 203 of 211c. 1946Woodthorpe, House, Cottage and Laundry  EdinburghScotlandFurther alterations
Item 204 of 21119475 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAdditions, alterations, and subdivision into two separate houses and dental surgery - unclear whether Leadbetter firm or Dick Peddie firm or both carried out the work
Item 205 of 2111947British Vacuum Cleaner Company FactoryBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 206 of 2111947St Nicholas Church of ScotlandWester Hailes EdinburghScotlandRevised scheme
Item 207 of 2111947Telegraph Condenser Co Factory, Whiteside Industrial EstateBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 208 of 211c. 1948Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 209 of 2111949Tenement block with shops at ground floor  EdinburghScotlandConversion of ground floor to public bar
Item 210 of 2111950Free Church Offices and Savings Bank  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 211 of 21119548 St Andrew Square  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005) 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Biographies1938  E J Thurston (pub.) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Herald4 August 1962  p4
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly1962Autumn/ WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary Check this

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information supplied to David M Walker by R G Cant, Alfred G Lochhead and others
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3010 (microfilm reel 24); F no3492 (box 24)


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