Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Russell Burnett
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1869
Died: February 1921
Bio Notes: James Russell Burnett was born in Dundee about 1869, the son of Charles Burnett, the manager of a power look linen factory and his wife Margaret and he received his early training in that city. The family was living in Forfar by 1881. Thereafter he gained experience, presumably as an assistant, in practices in Edinburgh and Perth. In the census of 1891 he is described as a civil engineer. He was taken into partnership in 1895 or 1896 by Duncan Cameron. They practised together in Inverness as the leading Highland hotel architects until Cameron's death in 1899, after which Burnett continued the practice.

He died in 1921 survived by his widow, Mary, and a son and a daughter.

See Cameron & Burnett for further information.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 348, Lour Road, Forfar, Angus, ScotlandPrivate18811891 
Item 3 of 3Crown Drive, Roomford, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1901  

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 1Cameron & Burnett1895 or 18961921Partner 

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 831895Foyers 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 831895Foyers Hydro Electric Power Scheme and Aluminium Smelter, River Tarff Intake  Inverness-shireScotland'Probably' (HS)
Item 3 of 831896Foyers Aluminium Works: Power Scheme, Aluminium Smelter, Powerhouse and Smelter Foyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 4 of 831896Petty Free Church, hallPetty Inverness-shireScotlandAddition of low hall
Item 5 of 831897Golfview HotelNairn NairnshireScotlandAddition
Item 6 of 831897Market HallInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 831897Upper Foyers VillageUpper Foyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 831897Whitebridge HotelFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 9 of 831898West Highland HotelMallaig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 831899Banavie HotelCorpach, Banavie and Caol Inverness-shireScotlandExtensive additions and alterations
Item 11 of 831899Erchless Castle  Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction of gables, offices and coach houses
Item 12 of 831899Fasnakyle HouseFasnakyle Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction, first stage
Item 13 of 831899Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 14 of 831900Business premisesBeauly Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 15 of 831900Cannich (Chisholm Estate) Double dwelling house  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 16 of 831900Tomnacross SchoolKiltarlity Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 17 of 831900Tulloch CastleDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandPartial reconstruction of stables
Item 18 of 831900Tulloch Castle Mains, farm steading  Ross and CromartyScotlandRepairs and alterations
Item 19 of 831900Whitebridge HotelFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 20 of 831901Cottage, BallifearyInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 21 of 831901Fasnakyle HouseFasnakyle Inverness-shireScotlandOffices
Item 22 of 831901Glaschoille HouseKnoydart Inverness-shireScotlandRestoration
Item 23 of 831901Gorthlick HouseStratherrick Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 24 of 831901Highland HotelFort William Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 25 of 831901Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 26 of 831901Phipp's InstituteBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 27 of 831901Public Hall and LibraryBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 28 of 831901Stronelarick Lodge   Scotland 
Item 29 of 831902Bowling GreenInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 30 of 831902Erchless Castle Home farm  Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction of steading
Item 31 of 831902Farr Mansionhouse  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 32 of 831902Hazel BraeGlenurquhart Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 33 of 831902Palace HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandBilliard Room, Smoke Room etc
Item 34 of 831902Station HotelDornoch SutherlandScotland 
Item 35 of 831903Block of workmen's housesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 36 of 831903Dell LodgeStratherrick Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 37 of 831903Glenmazeran Shooting Lodge and estate buildingsGlenmazeran/Glen Mazeran Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 38 of 831903House for cashierFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 39 of 831903House for Medical OfficerFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 40 of 831903Infectious Diseases HospitalGolspie SutherlandScotland 
Item 41 of 831903Lovat Arms HotelFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 42 of 831903Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 43 of 831903Semi-detached villas, Lovat RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 44 of 831903Tulloch CastleDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandGardener's House
Item 45 of 831904Achnagairn (Clunes Estate)  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions to mansionhouse, stables and laundry
Item 46 of 831904Block of four cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 47 of 831904Cottages for the British Aluminium CompanyFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 48 of 831904Glenlochy DistilleryFort William Inverness-shireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 49 of 831904Inverness Town HouseInverness Inverness-shireScotland3rd prize in competition for extension
Item 50 of 831904Tenement, Chapel StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 51 of 831905Aldourie Castle  Inverness-shireScotlandNew entrance lodge
Item 52 of 831905Block of dwelling houses and shopsFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 53 of 831905Block of four cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 54 of 831905CraigmonieInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 55 of 831905Dreim (Highfield Estate), farmsteading  Ross and CromartyScotlandReconstruction of steading after fire
Item 56 of 831905Eight blocks of cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 57 of 831905Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction of maltings and warehouse
Item 58 of 831905School and schoolteacher's houseFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 59 of 831905Six cottagesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 60 of 831905Whitebridge HotelFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 61 of 831906Block of shops and dwelling housesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 62 of 831906Foyers Nursing HomeFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 63 of 831906Palace HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandGarage
Item 64 of 831906Rose CottageConon Ross and CromartyScotlandRebuilding
Item 65 of 831907Established Church ManseFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 66 of 831907Garage for Macrae & DickInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 67 of 831907Glenlia (Foyers Estate), Gamekeeper's houseFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 68 of 831907House for assistant managerFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 69 of 831907Resident Engineer's houseFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAddition
Item 70 of 831907Slaughterhouse and cattle pensFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 71 of 831907Two blocks of eight housesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 72 of 831907Two houses near the Penstock and IntakeFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 73 of 831909Highland HotelStrathpeffer Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 74 of 831911Beauly RC Primary SchoolBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 75 of 831911Bennla Lodge (Chisholm Estates)  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 76 of 831911Fasnakyle HouseFasnakyle Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction, second stage
Item 77 of 831911Glencannich Lodge (Chisholm Estates)  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 78 of 831911Golfview HotelNairn NairnshireScotlandAdditions and improvements
Item 79 of 831912Beauly SchoolBeauly Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 80 of 831912Club BuildingFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 81 of 831912Garage for Macrae & DickInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 82 of 831912Infant's SchoolBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 83 of 831912Station HotelDornoch SutherlandScotlandAdditions


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder25 February 1921  Obituary of Burnett, p254