Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Robertson Soutar
Designation: Architect
Born: 1876 or 1877
Died: 14 February 1941
Bio Notes: Thomas Robertson Soutar was born in 1876 or 1877, the son of Alexander Soutar, farmer, and his wife Betsy Robertson. He practised in Forfar from about 1900. He formed a partnership with Hugh Gavin from at least 1902 until 1909. Gavin was based in Arbroath and Soutar in Forfar. He was responsible for the design of many public buildings in the town.

Soutar was interested in the affairs of the town and served on the Town Council from 1913 to 1919.

Soutar died at Fernbrae Nursing Home, Perth Road, Dundee on 14 February 1941. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth Bell Brodie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Lochside, Forfar, Angus, ScotlandPrivate 1941 
Item 2 of 2Forfar, Angus, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1902 *  

* 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 1Gavin & SoutarBefore 1902 *After 1909Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 81909Block of buildings, Castle StreetForfar AngusScotland 
Item 2 of 81909Forfar AcademyForfar AngusScotland 
Item 3 of 81910Forfar InfirmaryForfar AngusScotlandImprovements
Item 4 of 81911Letham Primary SchoolLetham AngusScotland 
Item 5 of 81912Wellbrae SchoolForfar AngusScotland 
Item 6 of 81913St James ChurchForfar AngusScotlandHall
Item 7 of 81919Municipal housing estate Forfar AngusScotland 
Item 8 of 81921War memorialBalmashanner Hill AngusScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman15 February 1941  p6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register