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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis Clunie Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 January 1906
Died: 18 April 1972
Bio Notes: Francis Clunie Scott was born on 20 January 1906, the son of George Scott, farmer, and his wife Eleanor Gibson. He was articled to Robert James Walker from 1922 to 1923, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture. He moved to the Glasgow Corporation Housing Department in 1923, presumably initially as an apprentice, and remained in the same office thereafter, being promoted to Senior Assistant in 1939. He was still in that office, but serving with the National Fire Service, Clydebank, when he was admitted LRIBA on 16 November 1943, his proposers being Joseph Weekes, Alexander Wright and William Maclean, secretary of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. His nomination papers state that he had visited Holland in 1937 and that he had worked on 'Housing Schemes comprising cottages, flatted blocks, & tenements, Shopping Centres, Club Houses, Community Centres etc.'. At the time of his application for Licentiateship he was living at 3 Moor Road, Milngavie.

In June 1952 he was appointed to the post of Chief Architect and Planning Officer with East Kilbride Development Corporation but in 1965 decided to leave to form his own practice with eight other architects because the proposed target of a population of 70,000 was about the be reached and this might mean the demise of the Corporation. In fact the town continued to expand and the Corporation continued for a further 30 years. However Scott was retained as ‘Design Consultant’ and continued to work on various projects including the Civic Centre and Whitemoss Sports centre and well as large areas of housing.

From 1 January 1966 he was principal in partnership in the practice Scott Fraser & Browning. He was elected FRIBA on 16 July 1969, proposed by Jack Coia, Walter Underwood and John Alexander Browning. Coia stated that his work in East Kilbride was ‘such to merit much praise’.

In 1969 at the time of his election to Fellowship of the RIBA the firm was engaged in civic buildings in East Kilbride, housing for the Development Corporation (800 houses), housing for a private developer, offices and factory extensions for three major industrial firms in East Kilbride, shops and flats in the Burgh of Milngavie, an indoor sports centre in East Kilbride, a church and presbytery for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Glasgow, a church and convent for the Notre Dame Trustees Company Ltd and a project for a football stadium for East Kilbride as well as other assorted works.

Scott died on 18 April 1972 at his home in Busby, Lanarkshire. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth Moir Renton and his son who became an architect (see entry for Alastair Clunie Scott) and his daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 567, East Kilbride Road, Busby, Lanarshire, ScotlandPrivate 1972 
Item 2 of 53, Moor Road, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1943 *After 1950 
Item 3 of 5Torrance House, East KilbrideBusiness1954 *1957 
Item 4 of 5Hopefield Cottage, East Kilbride Road, Busby, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1969 *  
Item 5 of 5Strathmore House, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1969 Address of Scott Fraser & Browning

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department) 1952Chief Architect 
Item 2 of 6Robert James Walker19221923Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)19231939Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)1939 Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 6East Kilbride Development Corporation19521965Chief Architect 
Item 6 of 6Scott Fraser & Browning1966 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5John Alexander Browning16 July 1969For Fellowship
Item 2 of 5Jack Antonio Coia16 July 1969For Fellowship
Item 3 of 5Walter Underwood16 July 1969For Fellowship
Item 4 of 5Joseph Weekes16 November 1943for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 5Alexander Wright16 November 1943for Licentiateship

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 52 Brouster Place housingEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 52 Housing, Murray 1st DevelopmentEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAs Chief Architect
Item 3 of 52 Quebec Drive HousingEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 52 Westwood II Housing SiteEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 521937Knightswood Community CentreKnightswood GlasgowScotlandWorking in Glasgow Corporation Housing Department
Item 6 of 52Before 1943Housing scheme for the Ministry of AirPenilee GlasgowScotlandwhile working in Glasgow Corporation Housing Department
Item 7 of 521946Milton Housing Scheme  GlasgowScotlandResponsible for layout of southern half of scheme as Chief Architect of Housing Department.
Item 8 of 52c. 19516 shops and 24 flats, Bellrock Street/Ruchazie Road, Cranhill Housing SchemeCranhill GlasgowScotlandResponsible for design as architect for Glasgow Corporation
Item 9 of 521952188 cottages, Hallhill Road/Kentallen Road, Barlanark Housing SchemeBarlanark GlasgowScotlandResponsible for layout, as architect for Glasgow Corporation
Item 10 of 5214 November 1952East Kilbride Development Corporation HousingEast Kilbride  ScotlandTo prepare plans
Item 11 of 5221 November 1952East Kilbride Development Corporation HousingEast Kilbride  ScotlandTo prepare plans
Item 12 of 5228 November 1952Housing, Westwood SiteEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland170 new houses
Item 13 of 521953East Kilbride Development Corporation HousingEast Kilbride  ScotlandTo prepare plans for 78 flatted houses
Item 14 of 521953Housing, East Site 2East Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for 70 houses
Item 15 of 5210 April 1953Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandNew housing - working with Reay & Hudson
Item 16 of 521 May 1953Housing, Westwood SiteEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandPlans in hand for 84 houses
Item 17 of 521 May 1953Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for 125 houses
Item 18 of 525 June 1953East Kilbride New Town (Glasgow Overspill)East Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandPlans in hand for new scheme of 84 houses (second development)
Item 19 of 5226 June 1953Development Corporation Housing, East KilbrideEast Kilbride  ScotlandScheme of 24 houses
Item 20 of 5210 July 1953Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandSite 4 housing
Item 21 of 5231 July 1953Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for 100 houses
Item 22 of 5221 August 1953Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandPlans in hand for 140 houses
Item 23 of 5218 September 1953Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for scheme of flatted houses (West 1)
Item 24 of 526 November 1953New factory, NerstonEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandNew factory
Item 25 of 5225 September 1953432 houses and 60 garages in CalderwoodEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAs Chief Architect for East Kilbride Development Corporation
Item 26 of 521954East Kilbride Town CentreEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAs Chief Architect
Item 27 of 521954Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland395 houses
Item 28 of 521954Murray Housing Site 12East Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 29 of 521954Primary School, Maxwellton RoadCalderwood, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 30 of 521954Shops, Maisonettes, Garages, and Other Buildings, Westwood II Housing SiteEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 31 of 521954Village 1st DevelopmentEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland62 houses
Item 32 of 525 February 1954Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandConsent granted for 12 houses
Item 33 of 5212 February 1954Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandConsent granted for 70 houses at East (II)
Item 34 of 5212 February 1954Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandConsent granted for 134 houses at West (I) (per Sept '53?)
Item 35 of 5219 February 1954Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandPlans to be prepared for 285 houses at Site 3
Item 36 of 5212 March 1954Mains Housing Site, East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandPlans prepared for houses at Mains East and West
Item 37 of 521955Comprehensive Layout Scheme, Murray Housing SiteEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 38 of 5225 January 195721 houses, 9 shops, 5 workshops and 12 lock-up garages at The MurrayEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p209
Item 39 of 521 March 1957373 Houses and 118 Garages at Murray No 12  LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p434
Item 40 of 528 March 1957Housing Scheme, Mains FarmChryston LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p482
Item 41 of 528 March 1957Murray Development site 7East Kilbride lanarkshireScotlandper Builder p482
Item 42 of 528 March 1957PavilionsEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p482
Item 43 of 525 April 1957118 houses at East Meadowhead Development SiteEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p656
Item 44 of 525 April 1957Scheme of 581 houses and 135 garages at The Murray (VII) development site No 2East Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p656
Item 45 of 5219 April 1957249 lock up garagesEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p752
Item 46 of 5219 April 195726 houses and 14 garages at the Murray Housing Development No 4East Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p752
Item 47 of 528 March 195792 houses and 70 garages in Calderwood First DevelopmentEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAs Chief Architect
Item 48 of 5214 August 1959Factory and Office Building incorporating Showrooms and Canteen, College Milton Industrial EstateEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p42
Item 49 of 521963Calderwood 14 HousingEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 50 of 521967Our Lady of Consolation RC ChurchGovanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 51 of 521974St Bernard's Parish ChurchCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 52 of 521974St Joseph's RC ChurchShettleston/Tollcross GlasgowScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p565
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp13 East Kilbride; p13 Murray 1st Development Housing, East Kilbride
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 31Builder11 July 1952  p76
Item 2 of 31Builder14 November 1952  p728
Item 3 of 31Builder21 November 1952  p768
Item 4 of 31Builder28 November 1952  p808
Item 5 of 31Builder10 April 1953  p581
Item 6 of 31Builder1 May 1953  p700
Item 7 of 31Builder15 May 1953  p776
Item 8 of 31Builder5 June 1953  p893
Item 9 of 31Builder26 June 1953  p1004
Item 10 of 31Builder10 July 1953  p80
Item 11 of 31Builder31 July 1953  p188
Item 12 of 31Builder21 August 1953  p300
Item 13 of 31Builder4 September 1953  p373
Item 14 of 31Builder18 September 1953  p452
Item 15 of 31Builder25 September 1953  p485
Item 16 of 31Builder6 November 1953  p720
Item 17 of 31Builder5 February 1954  p280
Item 18 of 31Builder12 February 1954  p320
Item 19 of 31Builder19 February 1954  p346
Item 20 of 31Builder12 March 1954  p488
Item 21 of 31Builder16 April 1954  p700
Item 22 of 31Builder21 May 1954  p918
Item 23 of 31Builder28 May 1954  p958
Item 24 of 31Builder4 June 1954  p1007
Item 25 of 31Builder25 June 1954  p1134
Item 26 of 31Builder30 July 1954  p198
Item 27 of 31Builder18 March 1955  p492
Item 28 of 31Builder1 February 1957  p252
Item 29 of 31Builder1 March 1957  p434
Item 30 of 31Builder8 March 1957  p482
Item 31 of 31Builder5 April 1957  p656

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Alastair ScottInformation given to Dictionary Sent July 2015
Item 2 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5518 (combined box 85); F no6850 [check](Combined Box 163)

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