© All rights reserved. From the Northern Scot 5 October 1918 

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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Chree Doig
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 August 1855
Died: 28 September 1918
Bio Notes: Charles Chree Doig was born in Alyth in 1855 and went to Elgin in 1882 as assistant to H M S Mackay, land surveyor, quickly became a partner in the business, and extended it to civil engineering and architecture, specialising in distillery work, his practice in that field extending to Ireland. Doig's most noted achievement was the invention of a ventilator in 1889 which improved the efficiency of the chimneys at Daluaine Distillery Maltings; it was later known as the Doig Ventilator and used frequently elsewhere. It was highly practical as well as carefully designed in the 'golden ratio' and thus visually pleasing.

Of Doig's three sons, Major William H Doig and Charles James Doig became partners in the business. The former was taken prisoner in the First World War but survived. The third son, Alexander was a CA in the War Office, London.

Charles Chree Doig died of heart trouble following shooting on Dallas Moor on 28 September 1918. William died in 1947 and Charles in January 1975: in the 1950s he was responsible for some excellent housing in East Road and South College Street, Elgin, which won a Saltire award. The practice was taken over by Alister James Morrison in the 1950s as Alister J Morrison & Co, a title it retained until the 1990s, well after Morrison's death. The practice records were deposited in the Moray District Record Office in Forres in 1981 and transferred to Elgin Libraries in 1987.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1149, High Street, Elgin, Morayshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* 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 3Harbourne Marius Straghan Mackay (or Mckay)1882 Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Mackay & Doig (or McKay & Doig)After 1882 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Charles C Doig & SonsBefore 19181918Partner 

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 1James Scott19 March 1912November 1915Apprentice 

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 120 Villa for John CummingCharlestown of Aberlour MorayshireScotland 
Item 2 of 1201882Dailuaine DistilleryCarron MorayshireScotland 
Item 3 of 1201882Macallan DistilleryCharlestown of Aberlour (near) BanffshireScotland 
Item 4 of 1201884Cardow DistilleryKnockando MorayshireScotland 
Item 5 of 1201884Cluny Hill CemeteryForres MorayshireScotlandExtensions
Item 6 of 1201885Glenfiddich DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotlandOriginal maltings and kiln - since 1969 the visitor's centre
Item 7 of 1201889Dail-uaine DistilleryStrathspey Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 1201889Lochside DistilleryMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 9 of 1201890Craigellachie DistilleryCraigellachie BanffshireScotland 
Item 10 of 1201890Talisker DistilleryCarbostSkyeInverness-shireScotland 
Item 11 of 1201891Delnabo shooting lodgeTomintoul BanffshireScotlandAdditions
Item 12 of 1201891Drill HallBurghead MorayshireScotland 
Item 13 of 1201891Glenisla-Glenlivet DistilleryKeith BanffshireScotland'Buildings of Scotland'
Item 14 of 1201891Glenlivet DistilleryGlenlivet BanffshireScotlandCottages- first pair
Item 15 of 1201892Craigellachie HotelCraigellachie BanffshireScotland 
Item 16 of 1201892DalehapleElgin MorayshireScotlandNW addition, originally a billiard room
Item 17 of 1201893Glenalbyn DistilleryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions?
Item 18 of 1201893Longmorn Distillery WarehouseLongmorn, Elgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 19 of 1201894Business premises for Gordon & MacPhailElgin MorayshireScotlandAlso later alterations
Item 20 of 1201894Glenrothes DistilleryRothes MorayshireScotlandManager's House (now Glendoonie)
Item 21 of 1201894Parkmore DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1201894Villa, 20 Reidhaven StreetElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1201895Balblair DistilleryEdderton Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 24 of 1201895Dufftown-Glenlivet DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 25 of 1201895Richmond HotelTomintoul BanffshireScotlandAdditions including semi-octagonal clock tower
Item 26 of 120c. 1895GlenciarnElgin MorayshireScotlandProbably by Doig
Item 27 of 1201896Aberfeldy DistilleryAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 28 of 1201896Cardow DistilleryKnockando MorayshireScotlandMuch expanded at this date when acquired by John Walker & Sons
Item 29 of 1201896Den MillAuchenblae AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations for conversion to distillery
Item 30 of 1201896Glendullan DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotlandOriginal distillery complex
Item 31 of 1201896Glenrothes DistilleryRothes MorayshireScotlandKiln
Item 32 of 1201896Glentauchers DistilleryMulben MorayshireScotlandSupervised construction
Item 33 of 1201896J Robertson and Co's Distillery, ColeburnElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 34 of 1201896Katewell DistilleryEvanton Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 35 of 1201896Montrose DistilleryMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 36 of 1201896Mortlach DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotlandDouble gabled malt barn
Item 37 of 1201896Ord DistilleryMuir of Ord Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions and alterations and excise officer's house
Item 38 of 1201896Speyburn DistilleryRothes MorayshireScotland 
Item 39 of 1201896Tamdhu-Glenlivet DistilleryKnockando MorayshireScotland 
Item 40 of 1201897BenRiach Glenlivet DistilleryGlenlivet BanffshireScotland 
Item 41 of 1201897Business Premises, South StreetElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 42 of 1201897Commercial HotelElgin MorayshireScotlandAlterations
Item 43 of 1201897Customs and Excise officer's houseRothes MorayshireScotland 
Item 44 of 1201897Glen Moray DistilleryElgin MorayshireScotlandfor conversion
Item 45 of 1201897Glen Moray Distillery, HouseElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1201897Glendullan DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotlandHouse in connection with distillery
Item 47 of 1201897House, Farm of the Raich Lomgmorn AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 48 of 1201897Ord DistilleryMuir of Ord Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 49 of 1201897Sea ViewElgin MorayshireScotlandAdditions
Item 50 of 120c. 1897Linkwood DistilleryElgin MorayshireScotlandCustoms and Excise Officer's house (now Dunree)
Item 51 of 1201898Ardmore Distillery and Distillery Workmen’s HousesKennethmont AberdeenshireScotlandDistillery
Item 52 of 1201898Benromach DistilleryForres (near) MorayshireScotland 
Item 53 of 1201898Dallas Dhu DistilleryForres MorayshireScotlandMain Distillery
Item 54 of 1201898DistilleryAuchtertool FifeScotlandMalt barns and kilns
Item 55 of 1201898Dwelling Houses, School AcreElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 56 of 1201898Farm Steading, OrphanageAberlour BanffshireScotland 
Item 57 of 1201898FramnaesElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 58 of 1201898Glen Elgin DistilleryLongmorn, Elgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 59 of 1201898Glen Grant Distillery, manager's houseRothes MorayshireScotland 
Item 60 of 1201898Glen Moray Distillery, WarehouseElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1201898Glen Spey DistilleryRothes MorayshireScotlandwarehouse
Item 62 of 1201898Glencawdor DistilleryNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 63 of 1201898Oban DistilleryOban ArgyllScotlandKiln roof
Item 64 of 1201898Residence, Duff Avenue Elgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 65 of 1201898South Free ChurchElgin MorayshireScotlandSouth vestry and hall
Item 66 of 1201898St Leonard'sElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 67 of 1201899Ardmore Distillery and Distillery Workmen’s HousesKennethmont AberdeenshireScotlandCottages
Item 68 of 1201899Dwelling-House AberlourAberlour BanffshireScotland 
Item 69 of 1201899Knockando Distillery  MorayshireScotland 
Item 70 of 1201899Muirhead FarmhouseMilton Brodie   ScotlandAdditions
Item 71 of 1201899North of Scotland BankGlenlivet BanffshireScotland 
Item 72 of 1201899North of Scotland Distillery  AberdeenScotlandLarge additions to warehouse and malt barns.
Item 73 of 1201899Ord DistilleryMuir of Ord Ross and CromartyScotlandWarehouse and peat shed
Item 74 of 1201899VillasElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 75 of 120c. 1899West ParkDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 76 of 120Late 1800sGlendronach DistilleryForgue AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction including new bonded warehouses
Item 77 of 1201900Glen Grant DistilleryRothes MorayshireScotlandOffices
Item 78 of 1201900Lossiemouth CemeteryLossiemouth MorayshireScotlandLayout
Item 79 of 1201900Pinefield VillaElgin MorayshireScotlandAlterations - perhaps by Doig.
Item 80 of 120c. 1900Imperial cottagesBy Carron Bridge MorayshireScotland 
Item 81 of 1201901Business premises, Lossie WyndElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1201901Cottages, Linkwood RoadElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 83 of 1201901Cragganmore DistilleryBallindalloch MorayshireScotlandAdditions and reconstruction and manager's house
Item 84 of 1201901Cragganmore House  BanffshireScotlandRestoration
Item 85 of 1201901Dallas Dhu DistilleryForres MorayshireScotlandWarehouse
Item 86 of 1201901Glenburgie Distillery, secretary's houseAlves, Forres MorayshireScotland 
Item 87 of 1201901Golfview HotelNairn NairnshireScotlandAdditions
Item 88 of 1201901VillasNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 89 of 1201902Auction MartElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 90 of 1201902Bungalow, Rose AvenueElgin MorayshitreScotland 
Item 91 of 1201902Glenlivet DistilleryGlenlivet BanffshireScotlandCoattages - last one in row
Item 92 of 1201902Gordonstoun, house and lodge  MorayshireScotlandMichael Kirk Lodge (based on former lodge at Pluscarden). (HS wromngly attribute this to W L Carruthers)
Item 93 of 1201903Burgie House and Burgie Lodge  MorayshireScotlandAlterations - also acted as executant architect to Woodroffe in 1912-13 work
Item 94 of 1201903Devanha Brewery  AberdeenScotland 
Item 95 of 1201903SeaparkKinloss MorayshireScotlandGlasshouse
Item 96 of 1201903Tamdhu-Glenlivet DistilleryKnockando MorayshireScotlandAddition of triple gabled warehouse to north
Item 97 of 1201903VillaBrora SutherlandScotland 
Item 98 of 1201904Cragganmore DistilleryBallindalloch MorayshireScotlandWarehouse - three gables after the first two most northern ones.
Item 99 of 1201904DistilleryForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 100 of 1201904Knockando Distillery  MorayshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 101 of 1201904Tamdhu-Glenlivet DistilleryKnockando MorayshireScotlandCentral block of workmen's cottages.
Item 102 of 1201905Business premises, Batchen StreetElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 103 of 1201905Cragganmore DistilleryBallindalloch MorayshireScotlandFour more warehouse at end of drive
Item 104 of 1201905Drill HallGarmouth MorayshireScotlandConversion from Corff House
Item 105 of 1201905Infectious Diseases Hospital for the Upper District of BanffshireDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 106 of 1201905Minmore HouseGlenlivet BanffshireScotlandAddition of bay window
Item 107 of 1201905Teaninich Distillery  Ross and CromartyScotlandManager's house
Item 108 of 1201908Chimney for Elgin Laundry CompanyElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 109 of 1201909Convalmore DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotlandRebuilt after fire
Item 110 of 1201909Cookery RoomForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 111 of 1201909Drill HallForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 112 of 1201909Drill HallHopeman MorayshireScotlandRepairs
Item 113 of 1201909Drill HallBurghead MorayshireScotlandRepairs
Item 114 of 1201909Drill HallLossiemouth MorayshireScotlandRepairs
Item 115 of 1201909Excise Officer’s House. Glenlossie - Glenleivet DistilleryElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 116 of 1201909Margach HallKnockando MorayshireScotland 
Item 117 of 1201909Warehouses, MulbenMulben BanffshireScotland 
Item 118 of 1201912City Corn MillsElgin MorayshireScotlandHS attribution
Item 119 of 1201912Lyceum Picture House Forres MorayshireScotland 
Item 120 of 1201912Pitgaveny House  MorayshireScotlandAdditional storeys on service wing


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Press 
Item 2 of 3Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 3 of 3Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Northern Scot5 October 1918  C C Doig
Item 2 of 2Northern Scot25 January 1975  C J Doig


© All rights reserved. From the Northern Scot 5 October 1918 

© All rights reserved. From the Northern Scot 5 October 1918