Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: 1870
Died: 18 September 1951
Bio Notes: William Scott was born in St Pancras, London, the eldest son of Archibald Scott, Master Builder, and his wife Mary Arnott who had married in St Pancras in 1869. The family moved to Scotland in the later 1870s.

Scott married Jean Phillips, daughter of Stephen Philips, clerk, and his wife Elizabeth roberts in Edinburgh on 31 August 1901. At that time he is described as a builder and surveyor. The couple had at least one son, Leslie, and a daughter.

From at least 1925 Scott was architect to Midlothian County Education Authority, becoming County Architect about 1932. He was a Fellow of the Incorporated Association of Architect from before 1926.

Scott retired in 1938 and died aged 81 on 18 September 1951 in Chamberlain Road, Morningside, Edinburgh. His wife had predeceased him dying on 2 April 1935.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 115, Blackford Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19351951 

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 2Midlothian Education Authority Architect's Department1925c. 1932Architect 
Item 2 of 2Midlothian County Council Architect's Departmentc. 19321938Chief Architect 

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 151925King's Park Burgh SchoolDalkeith MidlothianScotlandTwo-storey block to west added
Item 2 of 151925SchoolNewtongrange MidlothianScotland 
Item 3 of 151928Newtonloan RC SchoolCockpen MidlothianScotlandAs County Education Architect
Item 4 of 151928Public library with dental and medical centreDalkeith MidlothianScotlandAs County Education Architect
Item 5 of 151930SchoolRoslin/Rosslyn MidlothianScotlandExtension - as County Education Architect
Item 6 of 15January 1930Episcopal SchoolPenicuik MidlothianScotlandAs County Education Architect
Item 7 of 151931Midlothian County School  MidlothianScotlandExtension
Item 8 of 151931Musselburgh Grammar SchoolMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAs Midlothian County Education Architect
Item 9 of 151931Primary SchoolLasswade MidlothianScotlandAs Midlothian Education Architect
Item 10 of 151934Loanhead SchoolLoanhead MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 11 of 151934Penicuik High SchoolPenicuik MidlothianScotlandAs County Architect
Item 12 of 151935SchoolEast Calder MidoithianScotlandPrepared plans - as County Architect
Item 13 of 151937Newbattle District Council officesNewbattle MidlothianScotlandAs County Architect
Item 14 of 151938Dalkeith High SchoolDalkeith MidlothianScotlandDrew up plans for new school
Item 15 of 151938Musselburgh Police StationMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandPrepared plans before retirement


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Steve RobbInformation from Steve Robb (from Scotland's People website) Sent 2010