Basic Biographical Details

Name: Cameron & Burnett
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Late 1895 or early 1896
Ended: 1921
Bio Notes: Cameron & Burnett were the leading hotel architects in the Highland area, practising from Inverness and working mainly for the Highland Railway or companies associated with it. Nothing is known as yet of their professional training. The founding partner, Duncan Cameron took J Russell Burnett into partnership late in 1895 or early in 1896 but died in 1899; J Russell Burnett retained the practice name and died in 1921. At the Highlands Hotel, Fort William Cameron was one of the earliest Scottish architects to adopt the hydropathic formula of a hotel standing with extensive private grounds rather than on a street. The later hotels at Mallaig, Dornoch, Strathpeffer and Fort Augustus generally follow the same formula but are harled with half-timbered gables and sometimes brick rather than stone dressings.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 2Academy Buildings, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Duncan Cameron1895 or 18961899Founding Partner 
Item 2 of 5James Russell Burnett1895 or 18961921Partner 
Item 3 of 5James Macrae1896c. 1900(?)Apprentice 
Item 4 of 5Cameron Macdonald18971902Apprentice 
Item 5 of 5Cameron Macdonald19021904Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 791895Foyers Hydro Electric Power Scheme and Aluminium Smelter, Loch Mhor DamFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandProbably in partnership with the British Aluminium Company's scientific adviser, Lord Kelvin.
Item 2 of 791895Foyers Hydro Electric Power Scheme and Aluminium Smelter, River Tarff Intake  Inverness-shireScotland'Probably' (HS)
Item 3 of 791896Foyers Aluminium Works: Power Scheme, Aluminium Smelter, Powerhouse and Smelter Foyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 4 of 791896Petty Free Church, hallPetty Inverness-shireScotlandAddition of low hall
Item 5 of 791897Golfview HotelNairn NairnshireScotlandAddition
Item 6 of 791897Market HallInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 791897Upper Foyers VillageUpper Foyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 791897Whitebridge HotelFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 9 of 791898West Highland HotelMallaig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 791899Banavie HotelCorpach, Banavie and Caol Inverness-shireScotlandExtensive additions and alterations
Item 11 of 791899Erchless Castle  Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction of gables, offices and coach houses
Item 12 of 791899Fasnakyle HouseFasnakyle Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction, first stage
Item 13 of 791899Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 14 of 791900Business premisesBeauly Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 15 of 791900Cannich (Chisholm Estate) Double dwelling house  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 16 of 791900Tulloch CastleDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandPartial reconstruction of stables
Item 17 of 791900Tulloch Castle Mains, farm steading  Ross and CromartyScotlandRepairs and alterations
Item 18 of 791900Whitebridge HotelFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 19 of 791901Cottage, BallifearyInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 20 of 791901Fasnakyle HouseFasnakyle Inverness-shireScotlandOffices
Item 21 of 791901Glaschoille HouseKnoydart Inverness-shireScotlandRestoration
Item 22 of 791901Gorthlick HouseStratherrick Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 23 of 791901Highland HotelFort William Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 24 of 791901Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 25 of 791901Public Hall and LibraryBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 26 of 791901Stronelarick Lodge   Scotland 
Item 27 of 791902Bowling GreenInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 28 of 791902Erchless Castle Home farm  Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction of steading
Item 29 of 791902Hazel BraeGlenurquhart Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 30 of 791902Palace HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandBilliard Room, Smoke Room etc
Item 31 of 791902Station HotelDornoch SutherlandScotland 
Item 32 of 791903Block of workmen's housesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 33 of 791903Dell LodgeStratherrick Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 34 of 791903Glenmazeran Shooting Lodge and estate buildingsGlenmazeran/Glen Mazeran Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 35 of 791903House for cashierFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 36 of 791903House for Medical OfficerFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 37 of 791903Infectious Diseases HospitalGolspie SutherlandScotland 
Item 38 of 791903Lovat Arms HotelFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 39 of 791903Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 40 of 791903Semi-detached villas, Lovat RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 41 of 791903Tulloch CastleDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandGardener's House
Item 42 of 791904Achnagairn (Clunes Estate)  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions to mansionhouse, stables and laundry
Item 43 of 791904Block of four cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 44 of 791904Glenlochy DistilleryFort William Inverness-shireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 45 of 791904Inverness Town HouseInverness Inverness-shireScotland3rd prize in competition for extension
Item 46 of 791904Tenement, Chapel StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 47 of 791905Aldourie Castle  Inverness-shireScotlandNew entrance lodge
Item 48 of 791905Block of dwelling houses and shopsFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 49 of 791905Block of four cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 50 of 791905CraigmonieInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 51 of 791905Dreim (Highfield Estate), farmsteading  Ross and CromartyScotlandReconstruction of steading after fire
Item 52 of 791905Eight blocks of cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 53 of 791905Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction of maltings and warehouse
Item 54 of 791905School and schoolteacher's houseFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 55 of 791905Six cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 56 of 791905Whitebridge HotelFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 57 of 791906Block of shops and dwelling housesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 58 of 791906Foyers Nursing HomeFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 59 of 791906Palace HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandGarage
Item 60 of 791906Rose CottageConon Ross and CromartyScotlandRebuilding
Item 61 of 791907Established Church ManseFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 62 of 791907Garage for Macrae & DickInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 63 of 791907Glenlia (Foyers Estate), Gamekeeper's houseFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 64 of 791907House for assistant managerFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 65 of 791907Resident Engineer's houseFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAddition
Item 66 of 791907Slaughterhouse and cattle pensFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 67 of 791907Two blocks of eight housesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 68 of 791907Two houses near the Penstock and IntakeFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 69 of 791909Highland HotelStrathpeffer Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 70 of 791911Bennla Lodge (Chisholm Estates)  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 71 of 791911Fasnakyle HouseFasnakyle Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction, second stage
Item 72 of 791911Glencannich Lodge (Chisholm Estates)  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 73 of 791911Golfview HotelNairn NairnshireScotlandAdditions and improvements
Item 74 of 791912Beauly RC Primary SchoolBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 75 of 791912Beauly SchoolBeauly Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 76 of 791912Club BuildingFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 77 of 791912Garage for Macrae & DickInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 78 of 791912Infant's SchoolBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 79 of 791912Station HotelDornoch SutherlandScotlandAdditions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture   
Item 3 of 3Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder25 February 1921v120 p254 (Obituary of Burnett)