Basic Biographical Details

Name: Duncan Cameron
Designation: Architect
Died: 17 November 1899
Bio Notes: Nothing is known as yet of Duncan Cameron's early life and training. He practised in Inverness and Elgin and was in partnership with an unidentified _____ Milne in 1885. Late in 1895 or early in 1896 he took J Stuart Burnett into partnership. Together they were the leading hotel architects in the Highland area, practising from Inverness and working mainly for the Highland Railway or companies associated with it. The practice was continued by Burnett after Cameron's death in 1899. At the Highland 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 practice's 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.

He died on 17 November 1899, leaving moveable estate of 4,157 17s 6d. His wife was Marjorie Macdonald.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Millthorpe, Victoria Terrace, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate 1899 
Item 2 of 4Elgin, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1885 *  
Item 3 of 4Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18851899 
Item 4 of 4Academy Buildings, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1898 Builder 12 February 1898 p166

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2Milne & Cameron1885 * Partner 
Item 2 of 2Cameron & Burnett1895 or 18961899Founding Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2John Squairc. 1891 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Samuel Grant Alexander18921896Apprentice 

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 1611883Block of buildingsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 2 of 1611883Lossiemouth Town Hall and LibraryLossiemouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 3 of 1611884Building, Midmills RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 4 of 1611884BuildingsBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 5 of 1611885Dunbar Memorial HallAuldearn NairnshireScotland 
Item 6 of 1611886Building, Fairfield RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 1611886Building, Midmills RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 1611886Fishcuring establishment, ThornbushInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 9 of 1611887Building, Broadstone ParkInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 1611887Building, Loch Linnhe-sideFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 11 of 1611887Building, Victoria CircusInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 12 of 1611887Building, Victoria RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 13 of 1611887Building, Victoria RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 14 of 161188814 Ardross StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotlandIncludes layout of grounds
Item 15 of 1611888Building, Greig StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 16 of 1611888Free Church Assembly HallInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 17 of 1611889Cononbank, workmen's house and steading  Ross and CromartyScotlandHouse and rebuilding of steading
Item 18 of 1611889House, Victoria CircusInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 19 of 1611889House, Victoria CircusInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 20 of 1611889Killearnan Free Church manseKillearnan Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 21 of 1611889ResidenceKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 22 of 1611889Residence, Old Edinburgh RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 23 of 1611889Residence, Victoria CircusInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 24 of 1611889Two semi-detached houses, Victoria CircusInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 25 of 1611890Block of shops and tenements, Huntly Street and Celt StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 26 of 1611890Braulen LodgeGlenstrathfarrar Inverness-shire/Ross and CromaScotlandAdditions
Item 27 of 1611890Golfview HotelNairn NairnshireScotlandAddition
Item 28 of 1611890Milton of Drumnadrochit, houseDrumnadrochit Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 29 of 1611891Corrimony HouseGlenurquhart Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 30 of 1611891House, Crown DriveInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 31 of 1611891Lovat Arms HotelBeauly Inverness-shireScotland'Works'
Item 32 of 1611891Mains of Holme, Farmhouse and steading   ScotlandFarmhouse
Item 33 of 1611891Residence, AchintoreFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 34 of 1611891St Benedict's Abbey SchoolFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 35 of 1611891Stores, 53A Church StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 36 of 1611891Two blocks of tenements, Gilbert StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 37 of 1611891Two semi-detached cottages, Ballifeary RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 38 of 1611891Two semi-detached cottages, Midmills RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 39 of 161189254 High StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 40 of 1611892Block of tenements, King StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 41 of 1611892Business premises, High StreetFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 42 of 1611892Cottage, Lovat RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 43 of 1611892Established Church ManseFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 44 of 1611892Kiltarlity Established Church Manse and steadingKiltarlity Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 45 of 1611892Residence, Fassifern RoadFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 46 of 1611892St Benedict's AbbeyFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 47 of 161189323 Petty StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 48 of 1611893Block of tenements, Manse PlaceInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 49 of 1611893Bonded warehouseInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 50 of 1611893Bridgend (Tulloch Estate), Steading and mill  Ross and CromartyScotlandAlterations to mill
Item 51 of 1611893Five cottagesFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 52 of 1611893Four cottagesFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 53 of 1611893House, Crown DriveInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 54 of 1611893Leys, Mill  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 55 of 1611893Mains of Holme, Farmhouse and steading   ScotlandAlterations to steading
Item 56 of 1611893Meal Mill and sawmillFarr Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 57 of 1611893Ness Cottage, BallifearyInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 58 of 1611893Nesside, farmstead  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions to steading
Item 59 of 1611893Shops and offices, Church StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 60 of 1611893Tenements, Greig Street and King StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 61 of 1611893Two houses, Bishop's RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 62 of 1611893Two houses, Broadstone ParkInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 63 of 1611893Two houses, Kingsmills RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 64 of 1611893Two houses, Union RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 65 of 1611893Woodside (Farr Estate) CottageWoodside Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 66 of 1611894Block of tenements, Manse PlaceInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 67 of 1611894Bridgend (Tulloch Estate), Steading and mill  Ross and CromartyScotlandAlterations to steading
Item 68 of 1611894BuildingsFortrose Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 69 of 1611894Docharty (Brae Estate), Cottages and farmhouse  Banffshire?ScotlandTwo cottages and alterations to farmhouse
Item 70 of 1611894FoundryInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 71 of 1611894House, Southside RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 72 of 1611894Posting Establishment, Royal Academy groundsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 73 of 1611894Residence, Crown DriveInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 74 of 1611894Residence, Culduthel RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 75 of 1611894Stable offices, Friars StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 76 of 1611894TenementFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 77 of 1611894Three houses, Hill TerraceInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 78 of 1611894Two housesBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 79 of 1611894Two houses, Bishop's RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 80 of 1611894Two houses, Bishop's RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 81 of 1611894Two semi-detached houses, Kenneth StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 82 of 16118951 and 2 Crown DriveInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 83 of 1611895Brae, steading   ScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 84 of 1611895Business premises, 50 High StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 85 of 1611895Cottage residence and stablingFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 86 of 1611895Cottage, Charles StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 87 of 1611895Dalvourn (Farr), Cottage and steadingDalvourn Inverness-shireScotlandCottage and alterations to steading
Item 88 of 1611895Erchless Castle  Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and new wing
Item 89 of 1611895Farr, turbine and accumulator houseFarr Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 90 of 1611895Foyers 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 91 of 1611895Foyers Hydro Electric Power Scheme and Aluminium Smelter, River Tarff Intake  Inverness-shireScotland'Probably' (HS)
Item 92 of 1611895Freeburn InnTomatin Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 93 of 1611895Glenfinnan MansionhouseGlenfinnan Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 94 of 1611895Glenurquhart Free ChurchGlenurquhart Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 95 of 1611895Highland HotelFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 96 of 1611895Hotel and business premisesFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 97 of 1611895House, Crown DriveInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 98 of 1611895Inverness Steam BakeryInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 99 of 1611895Kilmallie Free ChurchKilmallie Inverness-shireScotlandRemodelling
Item 100 of 1611895Old Mills (Farr Estate), CottageFarr Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 101 of 1611895Pair of semi-detached houses, Lovat RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 102 of 1611895ResidenceBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 103 of 1611895Residence, Abertarff RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 104 of 1611895Residence, Ardconnel StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 105 of 1611895Residence, Ardconnel Terrace EastInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 106 of 1611895Residence, Aultnaskiach LandsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 107 of 1611895Residence, Crown DriveInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 108 of 1611895Residence, Seabank RoadNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 109 of 1611895Royal AcademyInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations for conversion of ground floor of Inverness Academy to bank, shops etc
Item 110 of 1611895Struy Lodge  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 111 of 1611895Terrace of six houses, Hill StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 112 of 1611895Two semi-detached houses, Lovat RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 113 of 1611896Arisaig Hotel  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 114 of 1611896Block of six tenementsFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 115 of 1611896Buildings, Grant StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 116 of 1611896Foyers Aluminium Works: Power Scheme, Aluminium Smelter, Powerhouse and Smelter Foyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 117 of 1611896Glendoe LodgeFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 118 of 1611896House, Bruce GardensInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 119 of 1611896Killelan House (or Lodge?)Kintail Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions
Item 120 of 1611896Killichonate LodgeSpean Bridge Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 121 of 1611896Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 122 of 1611896Petty Free Church, hallPetty Inverness-shireScotlandAddition of low hall
Item 123 of 1611896ResidenceCorpach Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 124 of 1611896RosebankNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 125 of 1611896Station HotelNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 126 of 1611896Terrace of twelve housesFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 127 of 1611896The Inverness HomesInverness Inverness-shireScotlandConversion of former Free North into 'The Inverness Homes'
Item 128 of 1611896Turbine house, accumulator house and officeFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 129 of 1611896Two housesFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 130 of 1611897Arcade adjoining new marketInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 131 of 1611897Business premisesMallaig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 132 of 1611897Farr Mansionhouse  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 133 of 1611897Five detached villas, Bankhead, Island BankInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 134 of 1611897Four detached villas, Crown DriveInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 135 of 1611897Golfview HotelNairn NairnshireScotlandAddition
Item 136 of 1611897Market HallInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 137 of 1611897Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandWarehouse
Item 138 of 1611897ResidenceBeauly Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 139 of 1611897ResidenceFortrose Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 140 of 1611897Twenty-four housesFoyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 141 of 1611897Upper Foyers VillageUpper Foyers Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 142 of 1611897Whitebridge HotelFoyers Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 143 of 1611898Banavie HotelCorpach, Banavie and Caol Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 144 of 1611898Boleskine and Abertarff Parish Church and Manse  Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction of church
Item 145 of 1611898Dunhallow, House, shop and officesGortleck / Gorthlick Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 146 of 1611898Free West ChurchInverness Inverness-shireScotlandHall and alterations
Item 147 of 1611898Glenlochy DistilleryFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 148 of 1611898Inchbae LodgeGarve Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 149 of 1611898Killichonate LodgeSpean Bridge Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 150 of 1611898Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 151 of 1611898Millburn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction
Item 152 of 1611898Palace HotelAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 153 of 1611898School and schoolhouseFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 154 of 1611898Station HotelAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 155 of 1611898Traigh Lodge   ScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 156 of 1611898Two semi-detached houses, Lovat RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 157 of 1611898West Highland HotelMallaig Inverness-shireScotlandCompleted by Burnett after Cameron's death
Item 158 of 1611899Compass (Upper Foyers), FarmhouseCompass Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction
Item 159 of 1611899House of Corrybrough  Inverness-shireScotlandStables, offices etc
Item 160 of 1611899ResidenceInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 161 of 1611904Inverness Town HouseInverness Inverness-shireScotland3rd prize in competition for extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture   
Item 3 of 4Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 4 of 4Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Inverness Sheriff Court Sc29/44/33