Basic Biographical Details

Name: Crerar & Partners
Bio Notes: William G Crerar commenced practice in Oban under the title William G Crerar Architect. In 1964 an office was opened in Stirling, in 1966 one in Lochgilphead, and in 1970 one in Inverness. In 1966 the practice became W G Crerar & Partners and in 1979 Crerar & Partners. In 1977 an office was opened in Edinburgh, initially with offices in the Darling Hotel in Princes Street later moving elsewhere in Edinburgh. By 1981 there were offices in Stirling, Oban, Fort William, Edinburgh, Lochgilphead and Inverness.

In 2011 there is one office in Edinburgh. The partners are D W G Crerar, G J Cook and J M Laidlaw.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 7110, George Street, Oban, Argyll, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 715, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  
Item 3 of 7Tweeddale, High Street, Fort William, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1981  
Item 4 of 717, Queensgate, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  
Item 5 of 7Poltalloch Street, Lochgilphead, Argyll, ScotlandBusiness1981  
Item 6 of 712, Melville Terrace, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1981 * Branch office
Item 7 of 713, Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness2011 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 8James Fergus Lenaghan1970s(?) Partner(?) 
Item 2 of 8Alan McDonald Harrison1981 * Partner 
Item 3 of 8Iain Campbell1981 * Partner 
Item 4 of 8William Roger Parry1981 Partner 
Item 5 of 8William ('Bill') Gunn Crerar1981 Partner 
Item 6 of 8Gordon Logan Sinclair Stewart1981 * Partner 
Item 7 of 8David Alan Arbuthnott Meek1981 Partner 
Item 8 of 8William ('Bill') Gunn Crerar2011 * Consultant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This 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 101977Moray HouseInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 2 of 101980s(?)Coille DaraichMelfort ArgyllScotland 
Item 3 of 101980sOssian Retirement HomeNorth Connel ArgyllScotlandConversion from hotel to retirement home
Item 4 of 101982Sheraton Hotel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 101991Dunmar Court HousingOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 6 of 101993Mansion House of EriskaLedaig ArgyllScotlandStables converted to swimming pool and leisure facilities.
Item 7 of 101994Church of Scotland CentreOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 8 of 101994Esplanade Court Oban ArgyllScotland 
Item 9 of 101995Dalmally HotelDalmally ArgyllScotlandEnlarged with mansard bedrooms, convervatory and a massive hipped-gabled porte-cochere.
Item 10 of 101997Oban PoolOban ArgyllScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp126
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp202
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981