Basic Biographical Details

Name: William McCaig
Designation: Architect
Born: 10 October 1880
Died: 30 March 1940
Bio Notes: William McCaig was born on 19 October 1880 in 203 Stobcross Street, Glasgow. He married Catherine Nicol Stormont in 7 March 1916 and had a son and a daughter. He was Superintendent of Works in the Glasgow Corporation Education Department from at least 1924 until his death on 30 Mar 1940 in Castle Douglas Cottage Hospital following a fall down stairs at Breoch Farm, near Castle Douglas, whilst on evacuation business; his death was reported in 'The Scotsman' on 5 April that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1129, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1924After 1940Glasgow Corporation Education Department office.

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 1Glasgow Corporation Education OfficeBefore 19321940 Superintendent of Works

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 171930Balmore School  GlasgowScotlandAs architect in charge of Glasgow Education Office in 1930.
Item 2 of 171930Knightswood Road School  Glasgow As Superintendent of the Glasgow Education Committee.
Item 3 of 171930Shawlands Secondary School  GlasgowScotlandAs Chief Architect to the Glasgow Education Authority.
Item 4 of 171931St John's RC Schools  GlasgowScotlandAnnexe. As Chief Architect in Glasgow Education offices.
Item 5 of 171931St Roch's RC Secondary School  Glasgow 'Architect & Building News' gives 'W. McGhee' but this seems very unlikely. It is probably an error for W McCaig.
Item 6 of 171932Saracen Primary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 171932St Charles RC School  GlasgowScotlandWorked with Weddell & Inglis (he was architect to the Glasgow Education Department)
Item 8 of 171933High School for Girls  GlasgowScotlandAs Chief Architect for the Education Authority
Item 9 of 171934RC School  GlasgowScotlandAs Chief Architect with Glasgow Education Department.
Item 10 of 171934School on Cardonald Housing SiteCardonald GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 171935Eastbank Academy  GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for new gymnasium and swimming baths
Item 12 of 171935High School  GlasgowScotlandAs City Educational Architect
Item 13 of 171935Riverside Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 171936School, Berry Knowes  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 171938Glasgow Academy  GlasgowScotlandAs architect to Glasgow Education Department, collaborated with John Watson Junior on reconstruction of main building, dormers on main elevation, new east fašade, lodges and claire voyee railing on Holland Street
Item 16 of 171938School, Housewoodhill  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 171939New Public SchoolMosspark GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman5 April 1940  p5 - report of death

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of James Sibbald, maternal great nephew of McCaig.Information sent vis DSA website Sent October 2009
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson