Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Wishart Galloway
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872
Died: 1929
Bio Notes: David Wishart Galloway was born in 1872, a native of Brechin, and in 1887 was articled to James Hendry Langlands Senior, who was then in charge of the firm of Ireland & Maclaren of Dundee. He attended classes at Dundee Technical College and School of Art for five years and studied for a further year in Edinburgh, spending a proportion of his summer holidays in study tours of Scotland, England and Ireland. In 1892 he was engaged under Professor Patrick Geddes and Stewart Henbest Capper on the Edinburgh city improvements at Castle Hill, Ramsay Garden and the Mound, and a year later joined Robert Wilson to work on Edinburgh schools. He moved back to Dundee in 1894 to work for Thomas Martin Cappon, in whose office he met and became a friend of Harry East. He commenced independent practice in Brechin in 1896.

Galloway was elected LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by William Fleming Wilkie and the Dundee Institute of Architects; and was admitted FRIBA in late 1928 or early 1929, his proposers being George Penrose Kennedy Young, John Keppie and James Brown Nicol. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1929. The practice was taken over by Maclaren Soutar & Salmond, but refounded by A B Roger who took over the surviving records.


'A Post Reformation Church' (Careston), published in 'Transactions of the Scottish Ecclesiological Society', 1907

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 22, Market Street, Brechin, Angus, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1897 *After 1911 
Item 2 of 213, Dalhousie Street, Brechin, Angus, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 5Ireland & Maclaren18871892Apprenticeunder James H Langlands
Item 2 of 5James Hendry Langlands (senior)18871892Apprenticeat Ireland & Maclaren
Item 3 of 5Stewart Henbest Capper18921893Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Robert Wilson18931894Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Thomas Martin Cappon18941895Assistant 

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 6Alexander Lawrence Chapman19 April 189718 April 1901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Alexander Lawrence Chapman18 April 19011901 or 1902Assistant 
Item 3 of 6John FindlayApril 1911April 1915Apprentice 
Item 4 of 6John Ramsay GordonBefore 1915Before 1920Apprentice 
Item 5 of 6John FindlayMarch 1919May 1920Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Arthur Forbes Cargill19251925Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4John KeppieLate 1928 or early 1929for Fellowship
Item 2 of 4James Brown NicolLate 1928 or early 1929for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4William Fleming Wilkie20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Dundee Institute of Architects
Item 4 of 4George Penrose Kennedy YoungLate 1928 or early 1929for Fellowship

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 35189213-16 Ramsay Garden  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Stewart Henbest Capper
Item 2 of 351892453-461 Lawnmarket, Robbie Burns Land  EdinburghScotlandProbably assisted Capper
Item 3 of 351892493-495 Lawnmarket  EdinburghScotlandRemodelling - probably assisted Stewart Henbest Capper
Item 4 of 351893Bruntsfield Public School  EdinburghScotlandProbably assisted Robert Wilson
Item 5 of 351893Riddle's Court and Close, 322-328 Lawnmarket and 5-6 Victoria Terrace  EdinburghScotlandProbably assisted Stewart Henbest Capper on restoration and conversion
Item 6 of 351893Roseburn School  EdinburghScotlandProbably assistant to Robert Wilson
Item 7 of 351894Leith Walk School and lodge  EdinburghScotlandProbably assisted Robert Wilson on enlargement
Item 8 of 351894Niddrie Mains SchoolNiddrie Mains EdinburghScotlandProbably assisted Robert Wilson
Item 9 of 351894Regent Road SchoolAbbeyhill EdinburghScotlandProbably assisted Robert Wilson on additions
Item 10 of 351896Shops and dwelling housesBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 11 of 35189732, 34 Panmure StreetBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 12 of 351897Brechin Parish Council OfficesBrechin AngusScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 13 of 351898Club BuildingsLaurencekirk  Scotland 
Item 14 of 351898Free ChurchLaurencekirk KincardineshireScotlandChurch hall to rear
Item 15 of 351898Glencadam DistilleryGlencadam  ScotlandWarehouse and Office
Item 16 of 351900(?)Edzell UF ChurchEdzell AngusScotlandUnsuccessful competition design?
Item 17 of 351900Power Station for the North of Scotland Electric Light and Power Company   Scotland 
Item 18 of 351901Brechin High SchoolBrechin AngusScotlandScience and art wing
Item 19 of 351901Edzell Parish ChurchEdzell AngusScotlandAlterations including interior remodelling. Gifford states that he was working for Maclaren Soutar & Salmond but this practice did not commence until 1920 and in fact Galloway never worked for the practice but rather the practice took over his after his early death.
Item 20 of 351901Edzell Public SchoolEdzell AngusScotland 
Item 21 of 351901Fettercairn Church HallFettercairn KincardineshireScotland 
Item 22 of 351903Forebank  AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 23 of 351903Scott FountainMontrose AngusScotlandResponsible for design (Buildings of Scotland)
Item 24 of 351905Careston ChurchCareston / Caraldston AngusScotlandRestoration
Item 25 of 351905North Port DistilleryBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 26 of 351906Balfour Mansion House  AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 27 of 351908Dalhousie LodgeEdzell AngusScotland 
Item 28 of 351909The Retreat  Angus?ScotlandAdditions
Item 29 of 351911Public Hall and LibrarySt Cyrus KincardineshireScotland 
Item 30 of 351913Parish Council ChambersMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 31 of 351913Public Baths Market Gate StreetArbroath FifeScotlandPlaced second in competition. 15 premium
Item 32 of 351921Lundie CastleLundie AngusScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 33 of 351923House for Beattie BarrieBrechin? Angus?Scotland 
Item 34 of 351924Golf Club HouseEdzell AngusScotland 
Item 35 of 351929Farnell Parish ChurchFarnell AngusScotlandMay have drawn up plans before his death that year


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 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 3Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3A B Roger and Young, BrechinD Wishart Galloway Archives  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from Stuart O Barron
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v17 no1277; F no2671 (box 10)