Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Gray Leslie
Designation: Architect
Born: 1930
Died: 19 September 2005
Bio Notes: William Gray Leslie and Richard Gale Ewing were responsible for most of the design work in the practice of Anderson Kininmonth & Paul in the post-war years. Leslie had studied at the School of Architecture in Aberdeen was admitted ARIBA in 1960. He was assumed into partnership about 1963. Is not yet clear when the practice name changed to the Rowand Anderson Partnership but this was before 1985.

Leslie died in 2005. His address at this date was Hassendean Holiday Centre, Hawick.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 3Hassendean Holiday Centre, Hassendeanburn, Near Denholm, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate 2005 
Item 3 of 312, Balgreen Avenue, Ediinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  

* 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 2Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul1963(?) Partner 
Item 2 of 2Rowand Anderson PartnershipBefore 1985 Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Ian Charles Gordon5 June 1969For Fellowship

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 44 Industrial Units for CDW and Scotia GP  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 44 Industrial units for CDW and Scotis GP  West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 44 Leisure development for Hassendean  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 4 of 44 Public houses for Usher Breweries   Scotland 
Item 5 of 44 Rehabilitation schemeGranton EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 44 Swimming PoolHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 7 of 441960Bruntsfield HouseBruntsfield EdinburghScotlandAlterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School
Item 8 of 441960James Gillespie's High School for Girls  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 44c. 1960Leanach of Culloden, House, servants' cottages and cattle courts  Inverness-shireScotlandRepair and re-roofing od Old Leanach Cottage in conjunction with Alexander Cullen
Item 10 of 441961Renfrew Airport TerminalRenfrew RenfrewshireScotlandExtension to terminal building, cost 230,000.
Item 11 of 441961Scottish Provident Offices  EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge
Item 12 of 441962Lister Institute  EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 441962Muirhouse Development Phase II     
Item 14 of 441963Nicol Street housingKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 15 of 441963West Port Housing SchemeLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 16 of 441964Craigsbank Parish Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 441964Mary Erskine School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 441964Philiphaugh House (new)  SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 19 of 441965Church, Bingham BroadwayDuddingston GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 441965Opera House site  EdinburghScotlandArt Deco scheme for opera house
Item 21 of 441967Daniel Stewart's Hospital  EdinburghScotlandAdditions proposed in 1967 including hall.
Item 22 of 441967Kippenross HouseDunblane StirlingshireScotlandReduction of wings to width of original house
Item 23 of 441967Linlithgow Town Centre Redevelopment (CDA)Linlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 24 of 441967Post Graduate School of Medicine  EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 441969Brunton Hall and municipal officesMusselburgh East LothianScotland 
Item 26 of 441969Millbank redevelopmentWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 27 of 441969Pollock Halls of Residence  EdinburghScotlandFurther development - large group of 5-storey towers.
Item 28 of 441969RAF LossiemouthLossiemouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 29 of 441970s(?)Offices for IBM UK Ltd  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 441972Town HallElgin MorayshireScotlandExtension
Item 31 of 441973Incorporation of Shoemakers premisesLinlithgow West LothianScotlandRestoration
Item 32 of 441974Housing, The VennelLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 33 of 44After 1975Local Authority Housing and Community CentreDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 34 of 44Before 1975Livery Street redevelopmentBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 35 of 44Before 1975Pre-war housingLinlithgow West LothianScotlandImprovements
Item 36 of 44Before 1975Pre-war housing improvementsBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 37 of 44Before 1975Pre-war housing upgradingWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 38 of 44Before 1975Telephone engineering centreLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 39 of 44Before 1975Touch Neighbourhood CentreDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 40 of 441977Clydesdale Bank  EdinburghScotland 
Item 41 of 44Before 1981Children's home for Fife Regional Counxcil  FifeScotland 
Item 42 of 44Before 1981Public houses for Scottish & Newcastle   Scotland 
Item 43 of 44Before 1981Sheltered housing for Castlerock Housing Association  MidlothianScotland 
Item 44 of 441982Royal Bank of ScotlandDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p103
Item 2 of 8Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp124
Item 3 of 8Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p552
Item 4 of 8Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4 Pollock Halls; Philiphaugh
pp35-6, 150, 164 Scottish Provident Offices
pp74-5, 151 Martello Court
Item 5 of 8Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and LondonMartello Court: p43, p215, p216, p321, p326
p380 Gazetteer 2
p238 Photograph
Item 6 of 8RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 8 of 8Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p11 Scottish Provident Offices

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2005v17, no4 Autumn - death note

Archive References

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