Basic Site Details

Name: Dalkeith High School
Town, district or village: Dalkeith
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 19,000 (earlier part). Main contractor of new school John Monteith, Dalkieth

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51938  First building on Newmills Road
Item 2 of 51940  Construction of first building
Item 3 of 5c. 1955  New building planned at rear
Item 4 of 51959 Build/construction 
Item 5 of 51960 OpenedNew building


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 6William ScottArchitect 1938 Drew up plans for new school
Item 2 of 6Midlothian County Council Architect's DepartmentArchitectural practiceA19381940With William initially as County Architect followed by Thomas Bertram.
Item 3 of 6Thomas ('Tom') BertramArchitect 1940 Supervised construction (as successor to William Scott)
Item 4 of 6George ReidArchitectAc. 19551959Later school
Item 5 of 6James Smith ForbesArchitectAc. 19551959Later school
Item 6 of 6Reid & ForbesArchitectural practiceAc. 19551959Later school


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Midlothian County Council 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee Advertiser24 October 1940   
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Evening News18 July 1956   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Craig StathamInformation sent via Contacts page on DSA website Sent January 2010
Item 2 of 4Edinburgh City Archives? NAS?Midlothian County Council Education Committee Minutes 1938-47 (ME/6/6)
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24451 
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Reid: F no5107 (combined box 57)