Basic Biographical Details

Name: Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1944
Ended: c. 1955
Bio Notes: The partnership of Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson originated in the merger of the practices of Dick Peddie Todd & Jamieson and Richardson & MacKay in 1942. This was as a result of the practice conditions during the Second World War: John Ross McKay had secured a lot of war work, perhaps more than he could find staff for. He quickly became the leading partner, particularly so after the death of William James Walker Todd on 29 April 1944, after which the firm continued as Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson.

Of the remaining partners, David John Chisholm (born 1884) died on 27 July 1949 and George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson (born 1905) retired early c.1954. Not long thereafter McKay became ill and was hospitalised at Craig House. The practice was continued by McKay's chief assistant Stanley W Edgar as Dick Peddie & McKay. Jamieson's chief assistant, Stanley Kennedy, left the practice and moved to work for the Royal Bank where he remained for the rest of his career. Further partners were subsequently taken into the practice: Ian Scott Dickson, Ronald R Malcolm, Colin R Campbell, Norman Miller and Mike Henderson.

Jamieson died shortly before 25 October 1976. He was survived by his wife, Jean M Auldjo Jamieson, and also by a daughter, Mrs D E Roberts of Moidart House, Currie and a son, Peter L Auldjo Jamieson who lived in London.

The practice archive was purchased by RCAHMS in 1999.

(See separate entries for earlier history of each of the partners.)

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 28, Albyn Place, Edinburgh, Scotland 19471949 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 11Thomas Stanley Aitchison Kennedy c. 1955Chief Assistantchief assistant of George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson
Item 2 of 11David John Chisholm19441949Partner 
Item 3 of 11George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson1944c. 1954Partner 
Item 4 of 11John Ross McKay1944c. 1955Partner 
Item 5 of 11William Murray JackJuly 1944August 1944Assistant 
Item 6 of 11Thomas Stanley Aitchison KennedyJune 1945May 1954Chief Assistant 
Item 7 of 11William Murray JackAugust 1945September 1945Assistant 
Item 8 of 11Douglas William McNair Calder1946 Assistant 
Item 9 of 11Stanley White EdgarSeptember 1946c. 1954Chief Assistant 
Item 10 of 11James MurrayMid 1947 Assistant 
Item 11 of 11Henry Douglas Matthew1948 Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 21c. 1941Cowgatehead Free Church    Plans for alterations and additions to east for City Glass Co.
Item 2 of 211944Arthur 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 3 of 2119459-11 Hope Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 211945Killin HotelKillin PerthshireScotlandAdition of extra storey
Item 5 of 21c. 1945New Crookston HouseStow (near) MidlothianScotlandFurther alterations
Item 6 of 211946National Bank of ScotlandGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandJ R McKay executed building to designs of Dick Peddie, Todd & Jamieson
Item 7 of 211946TweedbankKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAddition of wing to east
Item 8 of 211946ViewforthBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotlandAdditions and alterations - in collaboration with Morton J H Cowie?
Item 9 of 21c. 1946Woodthorpe, House, Cottage and Laundry  EdinburghScotlandFurther alterations
Item 10 of 2119475 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 11 of 211947British Vacuum Cleaner Company FactoryBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 211947St Nicholas Church of ScotlandWester Hailes EdinburghScotlandRevised scheme
Item 13 of 211947Telegraph Condenser Co Factory, Whiteside Industrial EstateBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 21c. 1948Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 15 of 21194961-67 St Mary's Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 21194973-77 St Mary's Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 211949Gresham Life Assurance and Merchant Company offices  EdinburghScotlandExtension of premises.
Item 18 of 211949Standard Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandCreated plans for proposed addition in 1949.
Item 19 of 211949Tenement block with shops at ground floor  EdinburghScotlandConversion of ground floor to public bar
Item 20 of 211950Free Church Offices and Savings Bank  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 21 of 2119548 St Andrew Square  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Presspp133-4
Item 2 of 2Walker, David W2002Peddie and Kinnear Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrews, 2002 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder21 January 1949  p109
Item 2 of 3Builder3 June 1949  p699
Item 3 of 3Builder5 August 1949  p184