Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Morell McKinlay
Designation: Architect
Born: 1863
Died: 8 May 1947
Bio Notes: Andrew Morell McKinlay (generally known as Andrew M McKinlay) was born in 1863, the son of John McKinlay, hotel keeper and Annie Robertson. He was articled to Thomson & Turnbull from 1879 to 1884, attending the classes at Glasgow School of Art and the Athenaeum. When Turnbull's partnership with David Thomson was dissolved, McKinlay left to work for Thomson with whom he remained until 1888. In that year he moved to Croydon to work for A H Howe, returning to Scotland in 1889 to work for James Donald, formerly of Thomson and Turnbull's office in Paisley. He set up practice on his own account in Rothesay in 1893.

McKinlay was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. His office address at that date was 6 Castle Street, Rothesay and he retained the same office until at least 1940. He was married to Agnes Smith. He died of senility at Ashfield, 32 Crichton Road, Rothesay on 8 May 1947.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Bona Vista, Ballochgoy, Rothesay, Bute, Bute, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1923 
Item 2 of 36, Castle Street, Rothesay, Bute, Bute, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1911After 1940(?) 
Item 3 of 3Ashfield/32, Crichton Road, Rothesay, Bute, Bute, ScotlandPrivate1947 *  

* 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 4D Thomson & Turnbull18791883Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4David Thomson18841888Assistant 
Item 3 of 4A H Howe18881889Assistant 
Item 4 of 4James Donaldc. 1889c. 1893Assistant 

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 1Robert McNab (or Robert Macnab)19381939Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Robert McNab (or Robert Macnab)17 October 1944for 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 21After 1893Bandstand and shelterRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 2 of 21After 1893Glen Caladh Castle ButeButeScotland 
Item 3 of 21After 1893Industrial SchoolRothesayButeButeScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 21After 1893Mansion for Colonel M R Gray BuchananEttrickdale, Port BannatyneButeButeScotland 
Item 5 of 21After 1893Mansion house for Sheriff J T Martin ButeButeScotland 
Item 6 of 21After 1893Masonic Hall for Rothesay St John's Lodge no 292RothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 7 of 21After 1893New Infant SchoolRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 8 of 21After 1893Public SchoolRothesay ButeScotlandAlterations
Item 9 of 21After 1893Rothesay Academy and Thomson InstituteRothesayButeButeScotlandAdditions to Secondary School
Item 10 of 21After 1893Savings BankRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 11 of 21After 1893The HermitageRothesayButeButeScotlandPresumably alterations
Item 12 of 211904Rothesay PierRothesayButeButeScotlandWaiting room - placed first and second in competition
Item 13 of 211907St Andrews RC SchoolRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 14 of 211908Bridgend Church Hall and row of shopsRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 15 of 211908Bridgend UF ChurchRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 16 of 211911Kames CastleKamesburgh / Port BannatyneButeButeScotlandCourtyard of cottages and restoration and additions to castle
Item 17 of 21Before 1911New Parish ManseRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 18 of 21c. 1911Drill HallMillportGreat CumbraeButeScotland 
Item 19 of 211925Bute MuseumRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 20 of 211927Tenement, Battery PlaceRothesayButeArgyll & ButeScotlandAlterations
Item 21 of 211936Rothesay Academy and Thomson InstituteRothesayButeButeScotlandNew wing


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 6Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 3 of 6Post Office Directories     
Item 4 of 6RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 6RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research (parentage, addresses and death date) by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v19 no1433