Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Stirling Reid
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 March 1883
Died: 16 October 1947
Bio Notes: Robert Stirling Reid was born on 12 March 1883, the son of Robert Carstairs Reid CE of J & A Leslie and Reid, Edinburgh. His mother was a daughter of James Leslie who had founded the practice. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy from 1893 to 1901, and was articled to Leadbetter & Fairley in the latter year, studying at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art. After completing his apprenticeship he remained as a junior draughtsman until 1907 when he moved to the office of Peddie & Washington Browne, but he returned to his former employers in 1909 as a partner following Leadbetter's semi-retirement, the practice thereafter being known as Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid. In the same year (1909) Reid was granted a commission in the 1st Lowland Brigade Field Artillery TA, having previously served in the Queen's Mounted Infantry, from which time onwards he was usually known as 'Gunner' Reid. He saw much service abroad in the First World War, commanding the 310th City of Edinburgh Battery, 78th Lowland Brigade, and reaching the rank of Colonel. In the Second World War he raised the Fifth Leith Company of the Home Guard, and was promoted to be Lieutenant-Colonel, second in command of the Edinburgh zone. According to Dr J S Richardson's obituary he was quite remarkably sociable.

Reid did not seek membership of the RIBA until the relatively late age of 47, being admitted LRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being John Begg, James Alexander Arnott and Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson. By that time he had succeeded Begg to the presidency of the Edinburgh Architectural Association, and was a Fellow of the RIAS. He was soon elevated to FRIBA, being elected by the RIBA Council in mid-March 1931.

Reid was President of the Edinburgh Archiectural Association and architect to the Edinburgh Academy and Loretto School. He was also an Assistant Master of the Merchant Company. He died on 16 October 1947.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 217, Young Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19091939 or after 1940(?) 
Item 2 of 223, Saxe Coburg Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  

* 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 4Leadbetter & Fairley1901c. 1905Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Leadbetter & Fairleyc. 19051907Junior Draughtsman(?) 
Item 3 of 4Peddie & Washington Browne19071909Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 4Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid19091947(?)Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4James Alexander ArnottEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4John BeggEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 4Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo JamiesonEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 4RIBA CouncilMay 1931for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 11David William Baxter (junior)16 October 1945for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 11John Raymond Bell6 February 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 11Robert Blyth1931for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 11Thomas Bowhill Gibson6 February 1939for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 11George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson14 November 1944for Licentiateship
Item 6 of 11Thomas Craigie MarwickMid 1932for Fellowship
Item 7 of 11John Fraser MatthewMid 1931for Licentiateship
Item 8 of 11Thomas RutherfordLate 1932for Fellowship
Item 9 of 11Thomas ScottEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 10 of 11(Dr) Duncan McKenzie Stewart16 October 1945for Associateship
Item 11 of 11William James Walker ToddMid 1931for 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 357190952 Garscube Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 2 of 3571909Airlie Lodge  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 3571909Grange Cemetery, Memorial to Sir John Usher Greenshields Leadbetter and FamilyGrange EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 3571909Swinton ManseSwinton BerwickshireScotlandAlterations? Repairs?
Item 5 of 357After 19097-8 Moray Place  EdinburghScotlandFurther work
Item 6 of 357After 1909Kennet HouseAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 357After 1909Sandy LodgeGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 357After 1909St ColmsNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 9 of 357c. 1909Swinton Parish ChurchSwinton BerwickshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 10 of 357191010 Chalmers Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 3571910Blairhoyle House  PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 357c. 191032 Abercromby Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 13 of 357c. 1910House for Norman CockburnFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAlterations, including new billiard room
Item 14 of 3571911Edinburgh Academy, cricket ground and pavilion  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 3571911Edinburgh Academy, New Field, Pavilion No 1  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 3571911St George's Church Hall  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 17 of 3571912Drumclog Memorial ChurchStrathaven LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 3571912GarageAbbey St Bathans BerwickshireScotland 
Item 19 of 357c. 1912MayfieldDuddingston EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 3571913Autchterellon FarmRatho MidlothianScotlandSeptic tank added
Item 21 of 3571913Bedrule Parish ChurchBedrule RoxburghshireScotlandRestoration
Item 22 of 3571913Fernielaw HouseColinton EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 23 of 3571913GlenparkBalerno MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 24 of 3571913Ratho Station HousingRatho Station MidlothianScotlandSeptic tank added
Item 25 of 357c. 1913Auchterellon Farm  AberdeenshireScotlandPlans including septic tank
Item 26 of 357191410 Albyn Place  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision of front room
Item 27 of 3571914Duddingston Forge  EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 3571914Grange Cemetery, Memorial to Rev Dr PaulGrange EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 3571914House at the crossroads of Duddingston Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 3571914Spittal TowerHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 31 of 3571914The HolmesSt Boswells RoxburghshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 32 of 357c. 1914Auchendinny HouseAuchendinny MidlothianScotlandAlterations interrupted by World War I
Item 33 of 3571916Memorial gravestone to Andrew John Christian   Scotland 
Item 34 of 3571917HillwoodLoanhead MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 35 of 3571917Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops, Greenside Row  EdinburghScotlandAlterations.
Item 36 of 3571917Meggernie CastleGlenlyon PerthshireScotland 
Item 37 of 35719197 Belgrave Mews  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 38 of 3571919Bell's Brewery  EdinburghScotlandExtension and alterations
Item 39 of 3571919Ratho War MemorialRatho MidlothianScotland 
Item 40 of 357c. 1919Fraserburgh War MemorialFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotlandWith Alex Carrick
Item 41 of 3571920Bedrule Parish ChurchBedrule RoxburghshireScotlandWar memorial
Item 42 of 3571920Clerkington House and estate buildingsHaddington East LothianScotlandAlterations to main house, new double cottage, north lodge, game keeper's house with kennels, turbine house, garden cottage, stables
Item 43 of 3571920Edgerton, BroomieknoweLasswade MidlothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 44 of 3571920Garage, Melville Street Lane  EdinburghScotlandConversion of stable to garage
Item 45 of 3571920Memorial tablet for the Speculative Society   Scotland 
Item 46 of 3571920Old High School  EdinburghScotlandDetails of lettering taken from lintel placed over doorway
Item 47 of 357c. 19201, 1A Randolph Cliff  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 48 of 357c. 192011,13 Randolph Lane  EdinburghScotlandGarage and accommodation above
Item 49 of 357c. 192013 Durham Road, garage  EdinburghScotland 
Item 50 of 357c. 192018-20 Queen Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 51 of 357c. 19204 St Andrew Square  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 52 of 357c. 19207 Circus Lane, garage  EdinburghScotland 
Item 53 of 357c. 19209 Lennox Street Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 54 of 357c. 1920AthelstanefordColinton EdinburghScotlandWar memorial
Item 55 of 357c. 1920Avondale Parish ChurchStrathaven LanarkshireScotlandAlterations including war memorial, seating etc
Item 56 of 357c. 1920Ayton Parish ChurchAyton BerwickshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 57 of 357c. 1920Coldingham ChurchColdingham BerwickshireScotlandPerhaps alterations?
Item 58 of 357c. 1920Edrom Parish ChurchEdrom BerwickshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 59 of 357c. 1920Hutton Parish Church and ChurchyardHutton BerwickshireScotlandAlterations? Site plan with drainage
Item 60 of 357c. 1920Ladybank Church and ManseLadybank FifeScotlandPerhaps alterations?
Item 61 of 357c. 1920Longbank Cottage, CummertreesAnnan DumfriesshireScotlandDetails of kitchen fireplace - internal alterations?
Item 62 of 357c. 1920Memorial to the 9th Royal Scots battle record memorial tablet   Scotland 
Item 63 of 357c. 1920Midlothian County Artillery Volunteers Property Drill Hall & adjoining tenement  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 64 of 357c. 1920Mordington ChurchMordington BerwickshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 65 of 357c. 1920Mordington ManseMordington BerwickshireScotlandAlterations? Repairs?
Item 66 of 357c. 1920Motor showroom, 39A Queensferry Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 67 of 357c. 1920Premises, York Place and Elder Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 68 of 357c. 1920Rammerscales House  DumfriesshireScotlandHeating and other alterations to house and alterations to cottages
Item 69 of 357c. 1920The Old Farm, cottage for Miss KennedyColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 70 of 357c. 1920War Memorial, City of Edinburgh Battery  EdinburghScotland 
Item 71 of 357c. 1920West Stirlingshire Water, Carron scheme, cottage for watermanCarron Valley StirlingshireScotland 
Item 72 of 357c. 1920Whitsome Church and ManseWhitsome, Chirnside BerwickshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 73 of 3571921District Nurses' Home  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 74 of 3571921Edinburgh Academy, Library  EdinburghScotlandAdditional wings
Item 75 of 3571921Edinburgh Academy, War Memorial Building  EdinburghScotland'Builder' seems to ascribe this to him.
Item 76 of 3571921Garth Castle, cottagesGlenlyon/Tomnacroich PerthshireScotland 
Item 77 of 3571921Garth HouseGlenlyon PerthshireScotlandAlterations and stables conversion
Item 78 of 3571921The TowerMurrayfield EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 79 of 3571921Villa, 78-84 Ravelston Dykes  EdinburghScotlandGarage at no 78 (called Trebor) added
Item 80 of 357192228-28A Moray Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 81 of 3571922Edinburgh Academy, gymnasium building  EdinburghScotland 
Item 82 of 3571922KirklandsGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 83 of 3571922North of Scotland and Town and County Bank  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - conversion to bank
Item 84 of 3571922The AbbeyNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 85 of 3571922The Old FarmColinton EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 86 of 35719236 Ainslie Place  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 87 of 35719236, 7 and 8 Lennox Street Lane  EdinburghScotlandConversion of stables into garages with house above
Item 88 of 3571923Berwick-upon-Tweed War MemorialBerwick-upon-Tweed NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 89 of 3571923BraemoreGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 90 of 3571923Cairn LodgeDuddingston EdinburghScotland 
Item 91 of 3571923Dean Cemetery, Gertrude Guild Normand Memorial headstoneDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 92 of 3571923Dean Cemetery, Memorial to Sheriff Gerard Lake CroleDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 93 of 3571923Dean Cemetery, Sir Robert Simpson MemorialDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 94 of 3571923Edinburgh Academy, Main Building  EdinburghScotlandExtension to laboratories, classrooms dressing rooms etc (plans dated). Also later work (see CSE 1890/1/49)
Item 95 of 3571923Fairfield  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 96 of 3571923Fettes Nursery, Inverleith PlaceInverleith EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 97 of 3571923HouseDuddingston EdinburghScotland 
Item 98 of 3571923House for Dr J B GibsonDuddingston EdinburghScotland 
Item 99 of 3571923Longmore Hospital for IncurablesNewington EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 100 of 3571923Premises for George Dobie & Son  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 101 of 357c. 192331 Heriot Row  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 102 of 357c. 1923Cammo House  MidlothianScotlandPlans in Cowie & Seaton collection - possibly for alterations by Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid?
Item 103 of 357c. 1923Castle Fraser  AberdeenshireScotlandPlans in Cowie & Seaton collection - possibly for alterations by Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid?
Item 104 of 357192429 Merchiston Avenue  EdinburghScotlandGarage
Item 105 of 3571924Blackford Park House  EdinburghScotlandConversion of attics into bedrooms
Item 106 of 3571924Deaconess Hospital  EdinburghScotlandAnnexe built. Also boiler house
Item 107 of 3571924Edinburgh Academy, East Lodge  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction
Item 108 of 3571924Edinburgh Academy, Masters Lodge  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding
Item 109 of 3571924Liberton HospitalLiberton EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 110 of 3571924LindisfarneNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 111 of 3571924MorelandKinross Kinross-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 112 of 3571924Muirfield Golf CourseGullane East LothianScotlandCottage, stable, greenkeeper's cottage and proposed car shelter
Item 113 of 3571924Somerset Cottage  EdinburghScotlandConversion into two dwellings
Item 114 of 35719251,2 and 5 East Register Street  EdinburghScotlandNew cellar and lavatory
Item 115 of 35719256 St Margaret's Road  EdinburghScotlandConversion into three or four dwellings
Item 116 of 3571925Easter SoftlawKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 117 of 3571925House and garage, Duddingston Mills cornerDuddingston EdinburghScotland 
Item 118 of 3571925House at BarntonBarnton EdinburghScotland 
Item 119 of 3571925House at GullaneGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 120 of 3571925House for the Misses Ford, 30 Colinton Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 121 of 3571925Longmore Hospital for IncurablesNewington EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions, including boiler house, coal store and lavatory block
Item 122 of 3571925Squash Racquet Court, Bell's Mills  EdinburghScotland 
Item 123 of 3571925The TowerMurrayfield EdinburghScotlandGardener's cottage and garage
Item 124 of 357c. 192570-72 Newington Road  EdinburghScotlandFeu plans of land to the rear of hospital and at 70-72 Newington Road; survey plans and section of old bakehouse behind shop acquired by hospital; details of furnishings.
Item 125 of 357c. 1925Furniture Repository for R Maule & Son  EdinburghScotlandStair
Item 126 of 357c. 1925Premises of Robert Maule & Son  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 127 of 357192611 Midmar Gardens, garage and entrance gate  EdinburghScotland 
Item 128 of 357192613 Clarendon Crescent  EdinburghScotlandConversion to 3 flats
Item 129 of 357192613 Kilgraston Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 130 of 357192633 Hatton Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 131 of 3571926BellevueColdstream BerwickshireScotlandAlterations
Item 132 of 3571926Butterstone House  PerthshireScotlandInternal alterations
Item 133 of 3571926Edinburgh Academy, New Field, Pavilion No 2  EdinburghScotland 
Item 134 of 3571926Public HouseLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 135 of 3571926St Ann's HouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandInterior alterations
Item 136 of 357c. 19261-3 Henderson Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 137 of 357c. 19266 Lynedoch Place  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations including lighting
Item 138 of 357c. 1926Garages, North St Andrew Lane  EdinburghScotland 
Item 139 of 357c. 1926J & G Cox's Glue WorksGorgie EdinburghScotland 
Item 140 of 357c. 1926Loretto School, Holme HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAdditions and alterations to house and adjoining cottage
Item 141 of 357c. 1926St John the Evangelist Episcopal ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 142 of 357192710A Gloucester Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and repairs after fire
Item 143 of 357192714-17 Osborne Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 144 of 35719277, 8, 9, 10, 11 Rothesay Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 145 of 3571927Auchendinny HouseAuchendinny MidlothianScotlandAlterations to form garage
Item 146 of 3571927Chirnside Parish ChurchChirnside BerwickshireScotlandAlterations including landscaping, gateway & seat
Item 147 of 3571927Dean Cemetery, C W Findlay MemorialDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 148 of 3571927Liberton HospitalLiberton EdinburghScotlandAdditions to Neville Cottage (Nurses' Home) and alteration to avenue gate.
Item 149 of 3571927SummerhillGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 150 of 3571927The FarmColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 151 of 357c. 192710C Gloucester Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations, and reconstruction after fire
Item 152 of 357c. 192724 Moray Place  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations and air raid shelter
Item 153 of 357c. 1927Eyemouth Parish ChurchEyemouth BerwickshireScotlandAlterations
Item 154 of 357c. 1927Foulden Parish ChurchFoulden BerwickshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 155 of 357192810 Belford Mews  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 156 of 357192810 Dalrymple Crescent, garage  EdinburghScotland 
Item 157 of 357192811 Rothesay Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations (with George Fraser as engineer)
Item 158 of 357192815 Gloucester Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 159 of 3571928265 Leith Walk  EdinburghScotlandAlterations.
Item 160 of 35719284 Polwarth Terrace  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 161 of 3571928Coldstream Parish ChurchColdstream BerwickshireScotlandAlterations
Item 162 of 3571928Gorgie Mills Bowling Club PavilionGorgie EdinburghScotlandAdditions - begun by the Leadbetter firm, continued by Morton J H Cowie
Item 163 of 3571928House for A M MackenzieGullane East LothianScotlandNew build or alterations?
Item 164 of 3571928Muirfield Golf CourseGullane East LothianScotlandNew golf clubhouse
Item 165 of 3571928The DunesGullane East LothianScotlandGarage
Item 166 of 3571928Young Women's Christian Association HallLochend EdinburghScotland 
Item 167 of 357c. 1928The Wynd HouseElie FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 168 of 357192911 Lennox Street Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 169 of 35719296 Great Stuart Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 170 of 357192999-101 Causewayside  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations.
Item 171 of 3571929Cottage for Miss Mary LamondEast Howgate|Easter Howgate MidlothianScotland 
Item 172 of 3571929PurvesholmGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 173 of 3571929WhiteleeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandRestoration after fire
Item 174 of 3571930s53 Merchiston Crescent  EdinburghScotlandSketch ground-floor plan - presumably with a view to alterations?
Item 175 of 3571930sCoillesdene HouseJoppa EdinburghScotland 
Item 176 of 3571930sInstitute for Lothian Coal Co LtdRosewell MidlothianScotlandPlans, sections and elevations including perspective sketches - alterations? proposed new building?
Item 177 of 357193020 Cluny Drive  EdinburghScotlandGarage
Item 178 of 3571930210 Causewayside  EdinburghScotlandSketch survey plan - presumably with a view to alterations?
Item 179 of 357193024 Coates Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 180 of 35719304 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 181 of 3571930Dwelling houses, WilkiestonKirknewton MidlothianScotlandAlterations and improvements
Item 182 of 3571930Edinburgh Academy Rugby Ground grandstand  EdinburghScotlandApparently continued after Reid's retirement in 1947
Item 183 of 3571930Edinburgh Academy, cricket ground and pavilion  EdinburghScotlandWork on playing field and grandstand etc
Item 184 of 3571930Edinburgh Academy, Library  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 185 of 3571930Gogar Park House and lodgesGogar MidlothianScotlandAlterations to house and east and west lodges and gardens
Item 186 of 3571930St Margaret'sGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 187 of 357c. 193010 Eton Terrace  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations
Item 188 of 357c. 193010 Rothesay Mews  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 189 of 357c. 193012 Glebe Grove  Edinburgh Porch and cycle shed.
Item 190 of 357c. 1930137-141 George Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 191 of 357c. 193018 India Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 192 of 357c. 193019 Inverleith PlaceInverleith EdinburghScotlandSurvey plans - presumably with a view to alterations.
Item 193 of 357c. 193019 Lennox Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 194 of 357c. 19303 Clarendon Crescent  EdinburghScotlandSketch plans - perhaps alterations?
Item 195 of 357c. 193092 Rose Street North Lane, lock-up for Mr William Blackie  EdinburghScotland 
Item 196 of 357c. 1930Birnieknowe, 64 St Alban's Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 197 of 357c. 1930Bungalow, Drum Brae South  EdinburghScotland 
Item 198 of 357c. 1930Dunsville  EdinburghScotlandGarage
Item 199 of 357c. 1930Elliot CottageColinton Road EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 200 of 357c. 1930Gordon Highlanders Club  EdinburghScotlandSketch plans - perhaps alterations?
Item 201 of 357c. 1930Granton Tavern  EdinburghScotland 
Item 202 of 357c. 1930House, 54 Boswall Road  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 203 of 357c. 1930Ruchlaw West Mains  East LothianScotlandBlock plans including site survey
Item 204 of 357c. 1930Scott House, Boarding House for Edinburgh Academy  EdinburghScotlandGrandstand, and alterations to attic storey (continued after end of Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid firm in 1947)
Item 205 of 357c. 1930The Old Farm, gardener's cottageColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 206 of 357c. 1930Unidentified building, West NisbetWest Nisbet RoxburghshireScotlandSketch plans and elevations
Item 207 of 357c. 1930War MemorialAthelstaneford East LothianScotland 
Item 208 of 357c. 1930Woodhall HouseJuniper Green EdinburghScotland'Sketch plans showing preliminary arrangements'
Item 209 of 357193115 Chester Street  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 210 of 35719312-3 Leith Street Terrace and 16-20 Leith Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to second floor flat
Item 211 of 357193127 York Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 212 of 357193135 Moray Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations (possibly begun earlier with Andrew Wisley Lyons)
Item 213 of 3571931Arngibbon  PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 214 of 3571931Cobbinshaw Loch, Keeper's CottageWest Calder West LothianScotland 
Item 215 of 3571931LynedaleWest Linton PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 216 of 3571931Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, North British branch  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction (also no. 34)
Item 217 of 357Before 1931Ard-Choille, Bridge of TiltBlair Atholl PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 218 of 357c. 1931Double garage, Kinnear Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 219 of 3571932116 Hanover Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 220 of 3571932GlendaleEskbank MidlothianScotlandGarage and layout of gardens
Item 221 of 3571932Longformacus HouseLongformacus BerwickshireScotlandAlterations
Item 222 of 3571932Villa and garage, 12 Ravelston Park  EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 223 of 357c. 1932Milton Road East Lodge, gates and scaliger railing  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 224 of 357c. 1932Young Women's Christian Association, George Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 225 of 357193311 Hermitage Drive  EdinburghScotland 
Item 226 of 357193317Hope Terrace EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 227 of 3571933Dundas House, Kinnear Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 228 of 3571933Hotel, Inverleith Row  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 229 of 3571933Jeffrey House, Boarding House for Edinburgh Academy  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 230 of 3571933Young Women's Christian Association Mission Hall  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 231 of 357c. 193310 Coates Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 232 of 357c. 19335-7 Hill Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 233 of 357c. 19339 Hill Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 234 of 357c. 1933Albert Buildings  EdinburghScotlandAlterations in West End Restaurant (also garage in Queensferry Street Lane)
Item 235 of 35719341-7 North St Andrew Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - new stair
Item 236 of 357193423, 24 Drumsheugh Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 237 of 357c. 19342 Belgrave CrescentDean EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 238 of 357c. 193421 Moray Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations (continued by Cowie under his own name after cessation of the Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid practice)
Item 239 of 357c. 1934Chesters House  RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 240 of 357c. 1934Tanfield Printing WorksInverleith EdinburghScotlandNew build? Alterations? (Detailed plans)
Item 241 of 3571934 or 1936Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, North British branch  EdinburghScotlandRear extension (also no. 34)
Item 242 of 357193520 Murrayfield Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 243 of 357193521 Wester Coates Avenue  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 244 of 3571935Chesters House, cottages  RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations and sanitary improvements
Item 245 of 3571935Chesters House, Gate Lodge  RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations and sanitary improvements
Item 246 of 3571935Glenbrook House, Lodge and gardener's cottageBalerno MidlothianScotlandAlterations to gardener's cottage
Item 247 of 3571935Gullane Golf Club HouseGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 248 of 3571935Newmills House and stablesBalerno MidlothianScotlandSubdivision into two houses
Item 249 of 3571935Tool shed for nursery, St Alban's Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 250 of 357c. 19351 Lennox Street  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 251 of 357c. 1935Additions at Rothesay Mews  EdinburghScotland 
Item 252 of 357c. 1935GrianachNethy Bridge / Nethybridge Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 253 of 357c. 1935HospitalFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAlterations? Competition design?
Item 254 of 357193631 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 255 of 3571936House for W R ReidBideford DevonEngland 
Item 256 of 3571936Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops, Saughtonhall Drive  EdinburghScotland 
Item 257 of 3571936Trough Park feusCumnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 258 of 3571936WoodsideKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations and entrance lodge
Item 259 of 357c. 19365 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 260 of 357c. 1936Leith Street Terrace and East Register Street  EdinburghScotlandScheme for road widening
Item 261 of 357193712 Charlotte Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 262 of 35719372 Belford Place  EdinburghScotlandMinor alteration to WC
Item 263 of 357193721, 22 Rutland Square  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 264 of 3571937Abbey St Bathans ChurchAbbey St Bathans East LothianScotlandNew vestry
Item 265 of 3571937Charlotte Place (Randolph Place)  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to top flat at no.5
Item 266 of 357c. 19372 North St Andrew Street Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 267 of 357c. 1937Engineering workshop  EdinburghScotland 
Item 268 of 357c. 1937House for Miss BorthwickOxnam RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 269 of 357c. 1937Huntington HouseHaddington East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 270 of 357c. 1937Huntington House, Gardener's CottageHaddington East LothianScotlandPlans - need to check whether for original building or for alterations
Item 271 of 357c. 1937Huntington House, North LodgeHaddington East LothianScotlandPlans - need to check whether for original building or for alterations
Item 272 of 357c. 1937Huntington House, South LodgeHaddington East LothianScotlandPlans - need to check whether for original building or for alterations
Item 273 of 357c. 1937Huntington House, StablesHaddington East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 274 of 357193823 Lynedoch Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 275 of 357193835 King Street  EdinburghScotlandMinor alteration
Item 276 of 357193835 Melville Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 277 of 357193848, 48A Frederick Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 278 of 3571938Atholl Arms HotelBlair Atholl PerthshireScotlandExtensive alterations
Item 279 of 3571938BelmontGullane East LothianScotlandNew house and later alterations
Item 280 of 3571938Bonkyl LodgePreston BerwickshireScotlandAlterations, groom's house and stables
Item 281 of 3571938Falkirk Royal Infirmary Nurses' HomeFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandCompetition design?
Item 282 of 3571938Garage, Drumsheugh Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 283 of 3571938GirlistaGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 284 of 3571938Glenbrook House, Lodge and gardener's cottageBalerno MidlothianScotlandNew cottage, and alterations to gate lodge
Item 285 of 3571938Print Works  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 286 of 3571938Red HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 287 of 357c. 1938Edinburgh Orthopedic Clinic  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 288 of 357c. 1938St Mark's Church, KelloholmKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotlandExtensions to church and halls
Item 289 of 3571939102 and 104 West Port  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations.
Item 290 of 3571939133, 133A George Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 291 of 357193916 Coates Crescent  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations to house and garage
Item 292 of 357193939-43 Castle Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 293 of 357193978th Lowland Field Regiment Headquarters  EdinburghScotland 
Item 294 of 3571939Ainville Farmhouse and steading  MidlothianScotlandAlterations to house, cottage, stables and pigsty
Item 295 of 3571939Albert Buildings  EdinburghScotlandAir raid shelter
Item 296 of 3571939Avontoun Mansion and West LodgeLinlithgow West LothianScotlandAlterations to lodge
Item 297 of 3571939BowerhouseDunbar East LothianScotlandAlterations, including new garage
Item 298 of 3571939Chesters House stables, barn and sawmill  RoxburghshireScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 299 of 3571939Cowan & Co, Albert Street  EdinburghScotlandAir raid shelter, and reinforcement to gable.
Item 300 of 3571939GlenparkBalerno MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 301 of 3571939University Club  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 302 of 357c. 193944 Garscube Terrace  EdinburghScotlandPlans, presumably with a view to alterations?
Item 303 of 357c. 1939Howard Hotel  EdinburghScotlandStrengthening of ceiling in east front cellar.
Item 304 of 357c. 1939Territorial Army Centre, Robb's Loan  EdinburghScotland 
Item 305 of 357c. 1939WesterleeNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 306 of 3571940Clint  East LothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 307 of 357c. 19403 Eglinton Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 308 of 357c. 194072 George Street  EdinburghScotlandBlock plans; nature of intended work unknown
Item 309 of 357c. 194074 George Street  EdinburghScotlandBlock plans; nature of intended work unknown
Item 310 of 357c. 1940Rothesay Place, conversion of three houses into flats  EdinburghScotland 
Item 311 of 3571942BlackwoodBiggar LanarkshireScotlandSketch plans of house and gardens
Item 312 of 3571942NorthfieldColinton EdinburghScotlandAddition.
Item 313 of 357194419 Blackford Road  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations.
Item 314 of 3571944Arthur Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAdaptation as preparatory school and subdivision into two self-contained flats (unclear who did what, between Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid and Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson)
Item 315 of 3571944Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society Home, Castleview, HawthorndenLasswade|Roslin|Rosewell MidlothianScotlandAlterations and additions.
Item 316 of 3571944RosamondGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 317 of 3571944The DeanLongniddry East LothianScotlandAlterations to attic floor and to gardener's cottage
Item 318 of 3571944Wellington ReformatoryPenicuik MidlothianScotlandAlterations to sanitary accommodation.
Item 319 of 357194513 Northumberland Street  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations.
Item 320 of 357194543 Manor Place  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into four self-contained dwelling houses
Item 321 of 3571945Dean Park House  EdinburghScotlandConversion to junior school
Item 322 of 3571945Janus LodgeGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 323 of 3571945Lammerview HouseGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 324 of 3571945The Old FarmColinton EdinburghScotlandRoof alterations.
Item 325 of 3571945Villa, 6 Ravelston Park  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two self-contained dwelling houses
Item 326 of 357c. 194530 St Alban's Road  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two houses.
Item 327 of 357c. 19456 Western Terrace, Corstorphine Road  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two dwellings
Item 328 of 35719461 Rothesay Mews  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations to bathroom
Item 329 of 357194617 Wester Coates Avenue  EdinburghScotlandGarage
Item 330 of 357194627 York Road  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations.
Item 331 of 357194628 Walker Street  EdinburghScotlandStructural survey drawings - purpose unclear
Item 332 of 357194631 Ann Street  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations
Item 333 of 35719465 Western Terrace, Corstorphine Road  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two houses
Item 334 of 3571946Bungalow for T O RankinCraiglockhart EdinburghScotland 
Item 335 of 3571946High WallsGullane East LothianScotlandGarden room for occupational therapy
Item 336 of 3571946KingsthorpeNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations to first-floor flat
Item 337 of 3571946Lilliesleaf HouseMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandGreenhouse
Item 338 of 3571946Proposed hutted campWest Fortune East LothianScotland 
Item 339 of 3571946The Limes  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 340 of 357c. 194610 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandConversion to three dwellings
Item 341 of 357c. 194613 Blackford Road  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two dwellings
Item 342 of 357c. 194640 Inverleith PlaceInverleith EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two dwellings.
Item 343 of 357c. 1946Loretto School, LodgeMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 344 of 357c. 1946Loretto School, North Esk HouseMusselburgh MidlothianScotlandAdditions to cottage at gate
Item 345 of 357194721 Lauder Road  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations to lavatory and pantry
Item 346 of 357194725 Hope Terrace  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations including removal of fireplace and sealing of chimney head
Item 347 of 357194727 Mayfield Road  EdinburghScotlandCoal house
Item 348 of 357194742-42A Inverleith PlaceInverleith EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations.
Item 349 of 35719475 Randolph Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAdditions, alterations, and subdivision into two separate houses and dental surgery - unclear whether Leadbetter firm or Dick Peddie firm or both carried out the work
Item 350 of 357194753 Manor Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to form offices
Item 351 of 357194764 Allan Park Drive  EdinburghScotlandGarage
Item 352 of 3571947St Leonards, Boswall Road  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two dwellings.
Item 353 of 3571947The SaughsGullane East LothianScotlandMinor internal alterations
Item 354 of 3571947Waverley  EdinburghScotlandMinor alterations for fire safety
Item 355 of 357c. 194748 Murrayfield Avenue  EdinburghScotlandSubdivision into two houses
Item 356 of 357c. 1947Dunedin Chemical Company  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 357 of 357c. 1947Whatton LodgeGullane East LothianScotlandSubdivision into two dwellings (with Mackenzie & Moncur as engineers)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder24 October 1947v173 p459 - obituary
Item 2 of 4RIAS QuarterlyMay 194872Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 
Item 3 of 4RIBA JournalDecember 1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp86
Item 4 of 4Scotsman20 October 1947  Obituary p3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection Many plans & drawings relating to the Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid practice, inherited by Cowie.
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3640 (box 14); F no2910 (box 14)