Basic Biographical Details

Name: Sinclair Macdonald & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1931
Bio Notes: Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (generally known simply as Sinclair Macdonald) was born in Brora in August 1865, the son of the Free Church minister there, the Rev John Macdonald. Both his father and mother died early and he was brought up by his grandmother at Melvich. He began his career with the Steam Navigation Company, with which his uncle Hugh was associated. He was subsequently articled to an unidentified architect in Aberdeen, thereafter moving to the office of Alexander Ross in Inverness. In 1889 he commenced independent practice in his uncle's premises at 14 Olrig Street, Thurso. A few years later the practice moved to 18 Princes Street, Thurso, adjacent to Macdonald's house.

In addition to his large architectural practice Macdonald was for many years the agent in Thurso for the Steam Navigation Company. He was also prominent in public life: he was a Freemason and became both a JP for the County of Caithness and a Trustee of Dunbar Hospital. His obituarist described him as 'a man of sterling uprightness, combined with a genial manner'.

Sinclair Macdonald's son, Hugh Sinclair Macdonald, also became an architect. Born on 18 June 1903, he commenced his apprenticeship in his father's office in October 1921, transferring two years later to that of Dick Peddie & Walker Todd in Edinburgh, which enabled him to study at the College of Art under John Begg. He was awarded the RIAS's Rowand Anderson Travelling Studentship in 1929, and by the time he was admitted ARIBA in early 1930 - his proposers being John Begg, Charles Denny Carus-Wilson and Frank Charles Mears - he had spent ten weeks travelling in Scotland, twelve in England, two each in Holland and Belgium, and one in France.

Hugh Sinclair soon returned to Thurso to join his father in practice, and was taken into partnership in 1931. James Constable Leed joined the firm in the 1930s, and a further partner, Archibald James Baxter, was taken on in 1935. During those years the practice maintained a branch office in Wick.

Sinclair Macdonald died on 15 January 1936, leaving a wife Mary Marion Grace (Minnie) Galloway, three sons and one daughter, his son Hugh continuing the firm as senior partner thereafter. Hugh Sinclair served in the Second World War, returning to the office in 1945.

In the later 1940 and 1950s the practice untertook a wide range of work including housing, new and reconstructed farmsteadings, farm houses for the Commissioners of Crown Lands and for private clients and electricity substations for the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board.

In 1960 two new partners were taken on by Hugh: James Campbell and John Barrie. During the period 1966-74 the practice was inundated with new work and had difficulty appointing new staff for the Thurso office. As a result the early stages of several projects were farmed out to Alasdair, who was working for Irvine Development Corporation at that time, and his colleagues. Alasdair joined the firm as 'junior partner' in 1974 opening a new office in South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh. However he resigned one year later, going to Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil to work on CAD and other city planning related computing projects for the City Planning Foundation (FIDEM).

Hugh died on 1 May 1979. The practice was continued by James Campbell and John Barnie. The practice later merged with Stockan & Sloan Surveyors of Kirkwall. The name of the firm recently (2012) became Pentarq.

Civic Trust Awards 1959 and 1962 Housing Thurso. Civi trust Commendatins 1965, 1969 Housing Thurso. Civic Trust Commendation 1971 and 1975 for housing in Kirkwall and Stromness. Saltire Award 1971 for housing in Kirkwall and 1975 and 1980 housing in Thrurso and Kirkwall.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Wick, Caithness, ScotlandBusiness1930s *  
Item 2 of 318, Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness, ScotlandBusiness1931After 1955 
Item 3 of 31, Castle Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, ScotlandBusiness1981 * Branch office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 14Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (or Sinclair Macdonald)19311936Partner 
Item 2 of 14Hugh Sinclair Macdonald1931After 1955Partner 
Item 3 of 14James Constable Leedc. 1931   
Item 4 of 14James Robertson19321933Assistant 
Item 5 of 14Kenneth Mathison Young19351936Assistant 
Item 6 of 14Archibald James Baxter1935After 1940Partner 
Item 7 of 14John George William Barnie1938After 1939ApprenticeIn Wick office
Item 8 of 14C I Edmonstone19391942Assistant 
Item 9 of 14Robert Dallas Herd1940s Apprentice 
Item 10 of 14James Campbell19481951Apprentice 
Item 11 of 14John George William Barnie1960After 1981Partner 
Item 12 of 14James Campbell19601995Partner 
Item 13 of 14William Vernon Monaghan1970s(?) ArchitectIn charge of the Kirkwall office.
Item 14 of 14Ian McKuneLate 1970s ArchitectIn the Orkney office.

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 3571928St Magnus Bay HotelHillswickMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 2 of 357c. 1930Housing, Wilson StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 3 of 3571931Achavarn LodgeHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations and repairs to farmhouse and piggery
Item 4 of 3571931Barrock House and Barrock Mains Home Farm  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of house and alterations to farmhouse
Item 5 of 3571931(?)Bettyhill HotelBettyhill SutherlandScotlandHouse and extension to hotel
Item 6 of 3571931(?)Broubster, School and schoolhouseBroubster CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 3571931Bungalow, BroraBrora SutherlandScotland 
Item 8 of 3571931(?)Canisbay School and schoolhouseCanisbay CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 9 of 3571931(?)Canisbay, HousesCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 10 of 3571931(?)Castletown Primary SchoolCastletown CaithnessScotlandAlterations and addtions
Item 11 of 3571931(?)Drill HallHalkirk CaithnessScotland 
Item 12 of 3571931(?)Dunbar HospitalThurso CaithnessScotlandAdditions and alterations including mortuary
Item 13 of 3571931(?)Dunbeath, HousesDunbeath CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 14 of 3571931(?)Dunbeath, HousesDunbeath CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 15 of 3571931(?)Dunnet, HousesDunnet CaithnessScotland 
Item 16 of 3571931(?)East Mey, Houses  CaithnessScotlandReconditioning of houses
Item 17 of 3571931(?)Halkirk School and schoolhouseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandProposed alterations
Item 18 of 3571931(?)Halkirk, HousesHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 19 of 3571931(?)Harpsdale School and schoolhouseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations and repairs
Item 20 of 3571931(?)House for Mr Walter RyrieDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 21 of 3571931House, Castle StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandAdditions
Item 22 of 3571931House, CourtfallDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 23 of 3571931(?)House, Princes StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 24 of 3571931(?)HousesJohn O' Groats CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 25 of 3571931(?)Houses and holding in BroughBrough CaithnessScotland 
Item 26 of 3571931Houses, HalkirkHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 27 of 3571931(?)Houses, WesterdaleHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 28 of 3571931Housing scheme for Caithness County CouncilLybster CaithnessScotland 
Item 29 of 3571931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilReay CaithnessScotland 
Item 30 of 3571931(?)Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilPapigoe CaithnessScotland 
Item 31 of 3571931Kirkstyle, housesCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 32 of 3571931(?)Latheron PoorhouseLatheron CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 33 of 3571931(?)Latheron, Houses  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 34 of 3571931(?)Library and MuseumThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 35 of 3571931Little Houstry, houseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 36 of 3571931(?)Lower Dounreay, Farmhouse and steading  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 37 of 3571931(?)Lythmore Farmhouse and offices and farm servants' cottagesBridge of Westfield CaithnessScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 38 of 3571931(?)Melvich HotelReay CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 39 of 3571931(?)Munro's Buildings, garage and wallsThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 40 of 3571931(?)Northcote HouseWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions, including new sanitary annexe and operation room
Item 41 of 3571931(?)Olicate (Thurmster Estate), farm buildingsWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 3571931(?)Pentland HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 43 of 3571931Pultneytown AcademyWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 44 of 3571931(?)Pultneytown Parish ChurchWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions aincluding addition of ante rooms
Item 45 of 3571931(?)Reay Primary School and schoolhouseReay CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 46 of 3571931(?)Royal HotelThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 47 of 3571931(?)Royal HotelKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandAlterations - begun by Sinclair Macdonald alone
Item 48 of 3571931(?)Scarfskerry, Houses  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 49 of 3571931Scrabster Harbour HouseScrabster CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 50 of 3571931Shepherd's house, Ulbster Estate  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 51 of 3571931(?)Shop, Rotterdam StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 52 of 3571931Smerlie, houseLatheron CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 53 of 3571931(?)Spital School and schoolhouseSpital CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 54 of 3571931(?)St Clair Bakery, shop and tea roomWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations?
Item 55 of 3571931(?)Stanstill, farmhouse, steading, farm servant's house and farm cottagesStanstill CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of farm cottages
Item 56 of 3571931(?)Station HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 57 of 3571931(?)Strath House   ScotlandMinor alterations and new engine room and dairy and dairy maid's cottage
Item 58 of 3571931Stroma, Public School and schoolhouseCanisbay CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 59 of 3571931Swiney, houseLatheron CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 60 of 3571931Tayfield, Charity Farm, cottagesWick CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 61 of 3571931Thurso Burgh Housing Scheme, Pentland CrescentThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 62 of 3571931(?)Thurster MainsWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 63 of 3571931(?)Town HallWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 64 of 3571931(?)Ulbster Arms HotelHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 65 of 3571931(?)Watten Mains, Farmhouse and farm cottagesWatten CaithnessScotlandNew cottages Also alterations to house and cottages?
Item 66 of 3571931(?)Watten, HousesWatten CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 67 of 3571931Westbanks School and schoolhouseWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 68 of 3571931(?)Weydale, HousesWeydale CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 69 of 357c. 1931Burgh HousingStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotland 
Item 70 of 357c. 1931Corseback HouseDunnet CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 71 of 357c. 1931DeskfordThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 72 of 357c. 1931(?)Dorrery LodgeHalkirk CaithnessScotlandKeeper's cottage and byre. Also boathouse and shelter
Item 73 of 357c. 1931Drill HallCastletown CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 74 of 357c. 1931Durran Mains, Farmhouse, steading and cottages  CaithnessScotlandAdditions - begun by Sinclair Macdonald alone
Item 75 of 357c. 1931Forss School and schoolhouse  CaithnessScotlandNew portable classroom etc.
Item 76 of 357c. 1931Garage for Mr William WilsonThurso CaithnessScotlandExtensions to garage and workshop
Item 77 of 357c. 1931Gladstone CottageCastletown CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 78 of 357c. 1931Halkirk Free ChurchHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 79 of 357c. 1931Halkirk Parish Church ManseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations including new door in vestibule
Item 80 of 357c. 1931Houses, BarrockDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 81 of 357c. 1931Houses, Hempriggs Estate  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 82 of 357c. 1931Houses, LandhallowLatheron CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 83 of 357c. 1931Houses, ReayReay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 84 of 357c. 1931Housing scheme for Caithness County CouncilLatheronwheel CaithnessScotland 
Item 85 of 357c. 1931Housing scheme for Caithness County CouncilBardnaclaven CaithnessScotland 
Item 86 of 357c. 1931Housing scheme for Caithness County CouncilAchingale CaithnessScotland 
Item 87 of 357c. 1931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilCastletown CaithnessScotland 
Item 88 of 357c. 1931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilKeiss CaithnessScotland 
Item 89 of 357c. 1931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilWatten CaithnessScotland 
Item 90 of 357c. 1931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilDunbeath CaithnessScotland 
Item 91 of 357c. 1931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilLatheron CaithnessScotland 
Item 92 of 357c. 1931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilHalkirk CaithnessScotland 
Item 93 of 357c. 1931Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilThrumster CaithnessScotland 
Item 94 of 357c. 1931Inkstack, housesDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 95 of 357c. 1931Janetstown Primary SchoolThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 96 of 357c. 1931John O' Groats laundryWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 97 of 357c. 1931Lybster, Houses  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 98 of 357c. 1931Mey Primary School  CaithnessScotlandSite and feu plans; plans sections and details as existing and as proposed
Item 99 of 357c. 1931Miller's InstitutionThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 100 of 357c. 1931Milton, houseReay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 101 of 357c. 1931Nethercliffe HotelWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations?
Item 102 of 357c. 1931North Wick Public SchoolWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 103 of 357c. 1931Shop front, Traill StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 104 of 357c. 1931Shop, Traill StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 105 of 357c. 1931Slaughter HouseThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 106 of 3571932Achvarasdal House  CaithnessScotlandAlterations?
Item 107 of 3571932Bank of ScotlandThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 108 of 3571932British Linen BankThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 109 of 3571932Free Presbyterian Church and ManseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 110 of 3571932Garage for Bert MowatThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 111 of 3571932Gille, housesGills CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 112 of 3571932Hempriggs House  CaithnessScotland 
Item 113 of 3571932House, SwineyLatheron CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 114 of 3571932Houses, StrathyLatheron CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 115 of 3571932Housing, Marine TerraceThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 116 of 3571932Keiss Estate, Farm workers' housesKeiss CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 117 of 3571932Lower Greenland, shepherd's houseDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 118 of 3571932Police HousingWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 119 of 3571932SeacliffeDunnet CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 120 of 3571932Shop and stores, Kirk's LaneWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 121 of 3571932Shop, Princes StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 122 of 3571932Shops, Traill StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 123 of 3571932Slaughterhouse, Castletown Mill site  CaithnessScotland 
Item 124 of 3571932Station HotelWick CaithnessScotlandAdditions and alterations including interior work and new annexe
Item 125 of 357c. 1932Grain storeThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 126 of 357c. 1932Houses, AchreamieReay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 127 of 357c. 1932Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilJanetstown CaithnessScotland 
Item 128 of 357c. 1932Ladies Rest RoomThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 129 of 357c. 1932Whalligoe, mill  CaithnessScotland 
Item 130 of 3571933Barrock Estate, Myrtle CottageDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 131 of 3571933House for Mrs James McAdieWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 132 of 3571933House, Coronation StreetWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 133 of 3571933House, West Bank AvenueWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 134 of 3571933Machine Gun RangeJanetstown CaithnessScotlandExtension
Item 135 of 3571933Rifle RangeOld Wick CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 136 of 3571933Store, Pentland CrescentThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 137 of 3571933Thurso Lawn Tennis ClubThurso CaithnessScotlandFeu plan and addition to clubhouse
Item 138 of 357Before 1933Housing scheme for Caithness County CouncilCanisbay CaithnessScotland 
Item 139 of 357c. 1933Belgrave ArmsHelmsdale SutherlandScotland 
Item 140 of 357c. 1933Calder, Burnside, SteadingHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 141 of 357c. 1933Houses, BurrigillLatheron CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 142 of 357c. 1933Housing schemes for Caithness County Council  CaithnessScotlandSpecifications, plans etc dated
Item 143 of 357c. 1933Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilGillock CaithnessScotland 
Item 144 of 357c. 1933Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilStaxigoe CaithnessScotland 
Item 145 of 357c. 1933Housing schemes for Caithness County CouncilBorlum CaithnessScotland 
Item 146 of 357c. 1933National Bank of Scotland, Thurso BranchThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations?
Item 147 of 357c. 1933Northern Sands HotelDunnet CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 148 of 357c. 1933Police StationCastletown CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 149 of 357c. 1933Post OfficeLatheron CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 150 of 357c. 1933Restaurant, Olrig StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 151 of 357c. 1933Shebster, housesReay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 152 of 357193420 Dempster StreetWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 153 of 3571934Achvarasdal Home FarmReay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of byres
Item 154 of 3571934Cottage for Captain MacKenzieScarfsferry CaithnessScotland 
Item 155 of 3571934House for Mr H D GerryThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 156 of 3571934House, West Church StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 157 of 3571934Lybster SchoolLybster CaithnessScotland 
Item 158 of 3571934Lyth, Barrock, keeper's houseBower CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 159 of 3571934Lyth, Howe, housesWick CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 160 of 3571934Mey, East LodgeCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction? Alterations?
Item 161 of 3571934Mey, housesCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 162 of 3571934Miller AcademyThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 163 of 3571934Sarclet, houseWick CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 164 of 3571934Savings BankWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations - in conjunction with Tweedie and Thomson
Item 165 of 3571934Stroma, house for district nurseCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 166 of 3571934Thurso Town HallThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 167 of 357c. 1934Commercial HotelHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 168 of 357c. 1934Cottage for Sheriff D B KeithThurso CaithnessScotlandAddition
Item 169 of 357c. 1934Glebe Housing DevelopmentThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 170 of 357c. 1934Houses, DurranOlrig CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 171 of 357c. 1934Latheron, HousesLatheron CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 172 of 357c. 1934Reaster, housesReaster CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 173 of 357c. 1934Tannach School and schoolhouseWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations to school and schoolhouse
Item 174 of 357c. 1934Thurso East MainsThurso CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 175 of 357c. 1934Watten Drill HallWatten CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 176 of 357c. 1934Westerdale, Dale HouseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations and Power house
Item 177 of 357c. 1934Wick High SchoolWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 178 of 3571935Achvarasdal Home FarmReay CaithnessScotlandNew offices
Item 179 of 3571935Crossroads Primary SchoolDunnet CaithnessScotlandAlterations to school and schoolhouse
Item 180 of 3571935Dounreay Primary SchoolDounreay CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 181 of 3571935Drill HallLybster CaithnessScotland 
Item 182 of 3571935Harpsdale, houses  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 183 of 3571935House, CorsbackDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 184 of 3571935Houses, HalkirkHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 185 of 3571935Juvenile Instruction CentreWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 186 of 3571935Shop, 49 Princes StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 187 of 3571935Shurrery Lodge  CaithnessScotlandMain lodge (alterations?- including water supply), keeper's house, offices and garage
Item 188 of 3571935Tister, Farmhouse, Steading and cottagesBower CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of house, steading and cottages
Item 189 of 3571935Ulbster, HousesUlbster CaithnessScotlandReconditioning of houses
Item 190 of 357c. 1935Achscrabster, cottage for Mr George McLeodAchscrabster CaithnessScotland 
Item 191 of 357c. 1935Clinic, Bank StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 192 of 357c. 1935Drill HallWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations?
Item 193 of 357c. 1935House, SibsterHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 194 of 357c. 1935House, WillowbankWick CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 195 of 357c. 1935Killimster Primary School and schoolhouseWick CaithnessScotlandAddition of bathroom
Item 196 of 357c. 1935Police Station and constable's houseMey CaithnessScotlandAlterations to police station
Item 197 of 357c. 1935Scrabster HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 198 of 357c. 1935Spittal Mains, workers' housesHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 199 of 3571936Buckies, farm servant's houseThurso CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 200 of 3571936Dunbeath Primary SchoolDunbeath CaithnessScotland 
Item 201 of 3571936Dunveaden HouseBettyhill SutherlandScotlandAlterations
Item 202 of 3571936Greenland, houseDunnet CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 203 of 3571936Housing for Orkney County Council (Three and four apartment blocks)  OrkneyScotland 
Item 204 of 3571936North Calder, Farmhouse and farm servants' cottages  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of houses
Item 205 of 3571936Ormlie Lodge HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 206 of 3571936Salvation Army HallThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 207 of 3571936Shop front, High StreetWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 208 of 3571936Shop premisesWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 209 of 3571936Thurso Burgh Housing Scheme, High StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 210 of 3571936Union Bank of ScotlandWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 211 of 357c. 1936Aberdeen Town and County BankWick CaithnessScotlandInternal alterations
Item 212 of 357c. 1936Butcher's shopHalkirk CaithnessScotland 
Item 213 of 357c. 1936Castletown Public Hall and Reading RoomCastletown CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 214 of 357c. 1936Child Welfare ClinicThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 215 of 357c. 1936Dunbar HospitalThurso CaithnessScotlandOperating theatre, kitchen and ambulance garage and other additions
Item 216 of 357c. 1936Houses, BrabsterBower CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 217 of 357c. 1936Housing, Shore StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandHouses designed and built
Item 218 of 357c. 1936Mount Vernon Cemetery, Lodge and GatehouseThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 219 of 357c. 1936Public convenience, Campbell StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 220 of 357c. 1936Thurso Burgh Housing SchemeThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 221 of 3571937Baillie, FarmhouseReay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 222 of 3571937Byre, Rose StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 223 of 3571937Dunnet, Primary School and schoolhouseDunnet CaithnessScotlandFurther alterations?
Item 224 of 3571937House, 77 Princes StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 225 of 3571937Knockglass FarmHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions to farmhouse
Item 226 of 3571937Optician's shopWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 227 of 3571937Rural Housing (Elvie etc)   Scotland 
Item 228 of 3571937Sandside House, Home Farm, housesReay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 229 of 3571937Shop and storehouse premises, Princes StreetThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 230 of 3571937Temperance HallLybster CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 231 of 3571937Tister, Farmhouse, Steading and cottagesBower CaithnessScotlandNew cattle court
Item 232 of 3571937Westfield LodgeWestfield/Knockglass CaithnessScotland 
Item 233 of 357c. 1937Altnabreac School and schoolhouseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandAdditions to schoolhouse
Item 234 of 357c. 1937Barrock, ManseDunnet CaithnessScotlandAlterations and repairs
Item 235 of 357c. 1937Estate for Mrs Johann SinclairHalkirk CaithnessScotland 
Item 236 of 357c. 1937Garage at Sawmills, BridgendThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 237 of 357c. 1937Halcro (Southdun Estate), farm building and houses  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of houses
Item 238 of 357c. 1937House for Mr Hugh S MacdonaldThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 239 of 357c. 1937Houses, FreswickCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 240 of 357c. 1937Police StationWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 241 of 357c. 1937Post OfficeBettyhill SutherlandScotland 
Item 242 of 357c. 1937Power Station and OfficesThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations and reconditioning
Item 243 of 357c. 1937Ruther FarmWatten CaithnessScotland 
Item 244 of 3571938Aukingill School and schoolhouseCanisbay CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 245 of 3571938Carsgoe, Cottages  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 246 of 3571938House for Miss A D SinclairThurso CaithnessScotlandAdditions
Item 247 of 3571938House, Princes StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 248 of 3571938Houses, JanetstownLatheron CaithnessScotlandAdditions
Item 249 of 3571938Lyth, HallLyth CaithnessScotlandAlterations?
Item 250 of 3571938Mybster(or Nybster), houseHalkirk CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 251 of 3571938North SchoolWick CaithnessScotlandConversion to Air Raid Precautions Centre
Item 252 of 3571938Nurse's houseHalkirk CaithnessScotland 
Item 253 of 3571938Old Calder Estate, small holdings and cottages  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of cottages
Item 254 of 3571938Ormlie, farmhouseThurso CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 255 of 3571938Pennyland, aircraft batteryThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 256 of 3571938Premises (shops and houses?), Bank RowWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 257 of 3571938Premises, 5 Olrig StreetThurso CaithnessScotlandExtension to store
Item 258 of 3571938Premises, Davidson's LaneThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 259 of 3571938Shop and tea roomWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 260 of 3571938Shop for Colonel J RobertsonWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations?
Item 261 of 3571938Shop, Bridge StreetWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 262 of 3571938St Clair Arms HotelCastletown CaithnessScotlandAdditions
Item 263 of 3571938St Mary's Church ManseLybster CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 264 of 3571938Stanstill, Old SchoolStanstill CaithnessScotlandWater supply
Item 265 of 3571938Strathy InnFarr SutherlandScotlandAlterations
Item 266 of 3571938West Mey, housesCanisbay CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 267 of 3571938Weydale Primary School and schoolhouseWeydale CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 268 of 357c. 1938'Shrubbery Bank'Thurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 269 of 357c. 1938Broubster, CottageBroubster CaithnessScotland 
Item 270 of 357c. 1938Business premises for Mr W ShearerWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 271 of 357c. 1938Doctor's HouseLybster CaithnessScotland 
Item 272 of 357c. 1938Drill HallThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 273 of 357c. 1938Farm cottages, LynegarWatten CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 274 of 357c. 1938Greenland, School and schoolhouseDunnet CaithnessScotlandAlterations to schoolhouse (plans dated)
Item 275 of 357c. 1938House for Miss BanksThurso CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of houses
Item 276 of 357c. 1938House for Mr Donald DallasWeydale CaithnessScotlandAddition of porch
Item 277 of 357c. 1938House, Thurso RoadWick CaithnessScotlandNew porch
Item 278 of 357c. 1938John O'Groats House HotelCanisbay CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 279 of 357c. 1938Philips Mains, steading, farmhouse and farm offices  CaithnessScotlandReconstruction of farmhouse, steading and turnip shed
Item 280 of 357c. 1938Quoys of Reiss FarmWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 281 of 357c. 1938RosebankBrora SutherlandScotlandFurther alterations?
Item 282 of 357c. 1938Scotscalder Public SchoolScotscalder CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 283 of 357c. 1938Stemster HouseBower CaithnessScotlandReport on delapidations
Item 284 of 357c. 1938Thurso Burgh Housing SchemeThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 285 of 357c. 1938Thurso Burgh Housing Scheme, Durness Street, Freswick GardensThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 286 of 3571939Achavanich School and schoolhouse  CaithnessScotlandSite plans and sketch survey
Item 287 of 3571939Berridale, Bank HouseLatheron CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 288 of 3571939Borrowston QuarryWick CaithnessScotlandAddition of kitchen, canteen and sleeping quarters
Item 289 of 3571939Boys Brigade HallWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 290 of 3571939Bylbster, farmsteadWatten CaithnessScotlandByre
Item 291 of 3571939Covinstown LodgeGillock CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 292 of 3571939Forss HouseThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations, conservatory, kennels and keeper's house
Item 293 of 3571939Gothigill, housesOlrig CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 294 of 3571939Haster, farm cottageWick CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 295 of 3571939House for Mrs MacKenzieStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotland 
Item 296 of 3571939Nybster CottageBettyhill SutherlandScotland 
Item 297 of 3571939Olrig, Damside, houseOlrig CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 298 of 3571939Paddockfield, Farmhouse (and steading?)Watten CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 299 of 3571939Royal Hotel, LonghopeHoyHoyOrkneyScotlandAlterations
Item 300 of 3571939Scrabster, House for John MillerScrabster CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 301 of 3571939Tain, house for Mr Fairweather and cottage for Mrs CarsonOlrig CaithnessScotlandReconstruction
Item 302 of 357May 1939Plumber's premises, Francis StreetWick CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 303 of 357c. 1939Fish mart and harbour officesStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotlandReconstruction
Item 304 of 357c. 1939Oldhall HouseWatten CaithnessScotlandAlterations and reconditioning
Item 305 of 357c. 1939Staxigoe School and schoolhouseStaxigoe CaithnessScotlandAlterations to school and schoolhouse
Item 306 of 357c. 1939Store for the Lochbroom Trading CoScrabster CaithnessScotland 
Item 307 of 3571945Wick Town and County HospitalWick CaithnessScotlandFurther work
Item 308 of 3571946North Calder, Farmhouse and farm servants' cottages  CaithnessScotlandAlterations to farmhouse and reconstruction of cottages
Item 309 of 357After 1946Castle of MeyCanisbay CaithnessScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 310 of 357After 1946HousingWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 311 of 357After 1946SSHA Housing for Atomic Energy AuthorityThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 312 of 357c. 1948Aberdeen Town and County BankWick CaithnessScotlandInternal alterations
Item 313 of 3571949Manse Park HousingKirkwall  Scotland 
Item 314 of 3571950sCastletown Road and Queen's Terrace HousingThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 315 of 3571950Pentland HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandEmergency staircases inserted
Item 316 of 3571951Buttquoy HousingKirkwall  Scotland 
Item 317 of 3571951Seaview Housing Development, Thurso Burgh Housing SchemeThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 318 of 357c. 1951Thurso Burgh Housing Scheme, Beach RoadThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 319 of 357c. 1951Thurso Burgh Housing Scheme, Teacher's housesThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 320 of 3571954Dounreay Power Station, workers' housingThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 321 of 3571963Tollemache HouseThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 322 of 3571966Buttquoy Park old people's housingKirkwall OrkneyScotland 
Item 323 of 3571966Waterfront housing, Grey's NoustStromness OrkneyScotland 
Item 324 of 357After 1966Grieveship housingStromness OrkneyScotland 
Item 325 of 3571967British Legion ClubroomsThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 326 of 3571967Housing, Palace RoadKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 327 of 3571967Mayburn CourtStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 328 of 3571967Swimming PoolThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 329 of 3571968Ben Loyal HotelTongue SutherlandScotlandExtension
Item 330 of 3571968House for Dr D H A BoydWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 331 of 3571968Park HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandExtension
Item 332 of 3571968Presbytery and guild roomThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 333 of 3571968Royal HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 334 of 357c. 1968Pentland HotelThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 335 of 3571969Fire StationWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 336 of 3571969Papdale HousingKirkwall  Scotland 
Item 337 of 357After 1969Central redevelopmentThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 338 of 357After 1969Commercial Bank of Scotland, Lerwick BranchLerwickMainlandShetlandScotlandExtensions
Item 339 of 357After 1969Commercial Bank of Scotland, ThursoThurso CaithnessScotlandExtensions
Item 340 of 357After 1969Factory for HIDB (Highlands & Islands Development Board)Wick CaithnessScotland 
Item 341 of 357After 1969Factory for HIDB (Highlands & Islands Development Board)Thurso CathnessScotland 
Item 342 of 357After 1969Factory for HIDB (Highlands & Islands Development Board)StromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 343 of 357After 1969Factory for HIDB (Highlands & Islands Development Board)  ShetlandScotland 
Item 344 of 357After 1969Fire StationKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 345 of 357After 1969Fire StationThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 346 of 357After 1969Fire StationLerwickMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 347 of 357After 1969Fire StationStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 348 of 357After 1969Royal Bank of ScotlandKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandExtensions
Item 349 of 357After 1969TA and VR CentreKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 350 of 357After 1969Templeton's supermarketThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 351 of 357After 1969Templeton's supermarketKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 352 of 357After 1969Templeton's supermarketDingwall Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 353 of 3571970Housing, Palace Road and Broad StreetKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandConversion to sheltered housing
Item 354 of 357197260 rental houses, OrmlieThurso CaithnessScotlandExecutive architect
Item 355 of 357Before 1975Riverside Development of housingThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 356 of 3571976Spence's SquareKirkwall  ScotlandRestoration
Item 357 of 357Before 1978Housing at Spence's Square, Victoria StreetKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1RCAHMS2004Creating a Future for the Past: the Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation Project Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotlandpp77-80

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection Plans etc