Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Salmond
Designation: Engineer
Died: 1911
Bio Notes: Frank Salmond was born in Letham, Angus and trained as a civil engineer with the Caledonian Railway under its engineer-in-chief George Graham, becoming a partner with his brother James under the style of J & F Salmond in 1873, a practice of land surveyors rather than architects.

Frank's son William Salmond, born on 20 June 1878, was articled to the family firm from 1894 to 1899 and remained as assistant for a year after completing his apprenticeship, subsequently working in the Office of Public Works, Glasgow and with civil engineer P Tawse of Aberdeen before returning to the family firm in August 1903 as senior assistant. He was made a junior partner on 1 January the following year.

James Salmond retired in 1904 and died in 1905, and Frank Salmond died in 1911. William continued the practice alone thereafter under the existing name.

In person Frank Salmond was tall with, at least in later years, a long white beard. The 'Piper of Dundee' described him as 'well-furnished with a fund of native wit and sound commonsense with no fear of work, and particularly gleg in the uptak…as a raconteur has has few equals…when he musingly taps his snuff mull it may be taken for granted that the story about to be recited will be as good as the snuff with which he regales the crowds of friends'.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 16, High Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness18741911 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1J & F Salmond18731911Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This engineer 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 251873Liff Board School and schoolhouseLiff AngusScotland 
Item 2 of 251875Murroes SchoolMurroes AngusScotland 
Item 3 of 251875The Old School HouseMuirhead of Liff AngusScotland 
Item 4 of 25c. 1878Offices at 15 Albert Square and 97 Commercial Street  DundeeScotlandResponsible for planning; elevation to Mackison's design
Item 5 of 25c. 1880Tenement on the corner of Seagate and Gellatly Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 25c. 1896Tenement, 101 Magdalen Yard Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 25After 1897Bonded whisky warehouse and offices for W & S Strong  DundeeScotland 
Item 8 of 251904Double villa, Fingask Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 251904FarmhouseWhitfield DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 251905Castle Mains steading  Angus?ScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 251905Double villa, Adelaide Terrace  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 251905House, steading and dairyNew Mains AngusScotland 
Item 13 of 251906Ardgarth Farmhouse and SteadingArdgarth AngusScotlandReconstruction and alterations
Item 14 of 251906Balfield Farm steadingBalfield AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 15 of 251906Four blocks of tenementsMonifieth AngusScotland 
Item 16 of 251906Rawes Farm steadingLongforgan PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 17 of 251907Murroes SchoolMurroes AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 18 of 251907Park Machine Works  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 19 of 251907Tealing SchoolTealing AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 20 of 251908FarmhouseOld Balkello AngusScotland 
Item 21 of 251908Reconstruction of shopNewport FifeScotland 
Item 22 of 251908Whitelawstone farm and steadingWhitelawstone/Whitelawston DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 23 of 251910Dairy for Forfarshire Pure Milk Supply Co Ltd  AngusScotland 
Item 24 of 251910Linlathen HouseBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 251910Mansion house, stables and cottageCarnoustie AngusScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this engineer:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this engineer:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The Piper of Dundee28 1898   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from William Salmond