Basic Biographical Details

Name: Marcus MacDonald Johnston
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Marcus MacDonald Johnston was articled to James Grant Shearer of Dunfermline in the late 1940s. He studied for the Diploma in Architecture at the College of Art in Edinburgh and remained there also for the Diploma in Town Planning. He was elected ARIBA in 1953. He remained with the practice of Shearer & Annand, latterly as a partner, until 1990. Shearer and Annand then amalgamated with the practice of Mercer Blaikie as Blaikie Johnston Withers.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 458, Whitelaw Road, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1954 *  
Item 3 of 438, Rose Street, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 4 of 423, Transel Place, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandPrivatec. 1994  

* 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 4James Grant ShearerAfter 19461952Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Shearer & Annand19521967Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Shearer & Annand19671994Partner 
Item 4 of 4Blaikie Johnston Withers19901994Partner 

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 31 St Margaret's Parish ChurchDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 2 of 311964Fisher's Close  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 31Late 1960sGlenfiddich DistilleryDufftown BanffshireScotlandReception area
Item 4 of 31Late 1960sHousingLoch Awe ArgyllScotland 
Item 5 of 31Late 1960sHousing for North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Housing SocietyCannich Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 31Late 1960s or early 1970sHill of Beath Community CentreCowdenbeath FifeScotlandConflict of information - RIBA Directory gives Shearer & Annand
Item 7 of 31Late 1960s or early 1970sHousing for Cowdenbeath Town CouncilCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 31Mid 1960sWightman's Factory (later Wilson & Wightman?)Dunfermline FifeScotlandMay be involved if this is after 1967.
Item 9 of 311970sBranch library  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 311970sDam, water treatment works and housing  FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 311970sHousing and community Local Authority housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 311970sHousing and community Local Authority housing (for the disabled)  DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 311970sLaboratories for the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric BoardPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 14 of 311970sSheltered housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 15 of 311970Commercial developmentPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 16 of 311970Kinross Central RedevelopmentKinross Kinross-shireScotland 
Item 17 of 311972Halfway HotelKingseat FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 18 of 31After 1975Community CentreDalgety Bay FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 31After 1975Community CentreCrosshill FifeScotland 
Item 20 of 31After 1975Community CentreLochore FifeScotland 
Item 21 of 311976St John's ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 22 of 311979Dunfermline Building SocietyDunfermline Fife Scotland 
Item 23 of 311979Reid's HallLochgelly FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 24 of 31Early 1970sArea Office for NSHEBCruachan ArgyllScotland 
Item 25 of 31Early 1970s(?)Area offices for NSHEBElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 26 of 31Early 1970sHouses at ContinContin Ross and CromartyScotlandNorth of Scotland Hydro-Electric Housing Society houses
Item 27 of 311980Dalgety Parish ChurchDalgety FifeScotland 
Item 28 of 311982Dunfermline AbbeyDunfermline FifeScotlandRestorastion
Item 29 of 311982Seath Hall, Sheltered HousingDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 30 of 311991Seath Hall, Sheltered HousingDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 31 of 311992Nethergate Medical Centre  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp109
Item 2 of 5Emmerson, Roger James Shearer architect 1881-1962 Unpublished 
Item 3 of 5RCAHMS2004Creating a Future for the Past: the Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation Project Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotlandpp 114-17
Item 4 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership