Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Mailler Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: 4 February 1884
Died: 9 June 1948
Bio Notes: John Mailler Scott was born on 4 February 1884, the son of David Mailler Scott, schoolmaster, and his wife Elizabeth Fulton. He was articled to Andrew Muirhead of Dunfermline from 1 January 1900, studying at the Lauder Technical School. On completion of his apprenticeship he moved to Edinburgh as improver to Thomas Duncan Rhind, enabling him to attend classes at Edinburgh School of Art and Heriot-Watt College. He spent the following years as a draughtsman in various offices, and worked for H M Dockyard, Rosyth in 1911 whilst lodging in Inverkeithing. The following year he moved to London to work for the LCC Schools Department.

He joined the Royal Artillery to serve in the First World War, and after the war he ventured to Canada to work in the City Architect's Department of Toronto from 1920 to 1921, but he subsequently returned to Edinburgh to join the City Architect's Department there. He was admitted LRIBA in 1932 (and 28 October 1932 Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association) his sole proposer for the former being John Wilson. He appears to have specialised in land surveying and levelling, and no works by him are known. He was still in the City Architect's Department in 1942 when he witnessed his colleague John Wright Ford's declaration of acceptance of election as LRIBA.

He died at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh on 9 June 1948, suvived by his wife Williamina Easson Barr.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Church Street, Inverkeithing, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1911 * Listed as a lodger at this address in 1911-12 voters' roll
Item 2 of 217, Gladstone Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19311948 

* 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 6Andrew Muirhead1 January 19001905Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Thomas Duncan Rhind19051911(?)Improver 
Item 3 of 6Admiralty Works Department (Rosyth)19111912Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 6London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)19121919DraughtsmanIn Schools Department; absent for war service 1914-19
Item 5 of 6Toronto City Architect's Department19201921Draughtsman 
Item 6 of 6Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)1921(?)After 1942Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Wilson1932for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman28 October 1932   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2 Inverkeithing voters' roll 1911-1912  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4184 (box 22); Licentiateship paper of John Wright Ford (L no5253, combined box 66) - declaration witnessed by Scott