Basic Site Details

Name: North of Scotland Bank
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: ELGIN - The new Bank buildings in Elgin are now roofed and slated. The “Royal,” says a local paper is built of polished freestone from the Hospital Quarry and is in the Doric style and three stories in height. It occupies the west corner of North Street. The contractor is Mr Lamb.

The North of Scotland Bank is on the site of the Trades Hall. It is built of polished ashlar from the Newton Quarry and is in the Corinthian order of architecture. It is likewise three stories in height. Mr F W G Urquhart is the contractor. Messrs Reid architects designed both these buildings. [Builder 22 November 1856 p640]

According to other sources the North of Scotland Bank was built on the site of Drummuir House, one time site of Elgin's Thearte Royal. It was replaced by the present branch of the Clydesdale Bank in 1969

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bank  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1High Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11856 Journal reference 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3A & W ReidArchitectural practiceA1856  
Item 2 of 3Alexander ReidArchitectA1856  
Item 3 of 3William ReidArchitectA1856  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder22 November 1856  p640

Item 2 of 2Building Chronicle1 December 1856II p141