Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Neish
Designation: Architect, Builder
Born: 17 July 1908
Died: 6 January 1972
Bio Notes: Robert Neish was born on 17 July 1908, the son of James Crawford Neish, hotel keeper, and his wife, Anne Wilson Cock. He served his articles with R Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor from 1926-29 and from the latter year until 1933 he studied full-time at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordons College. He practised with Andrew Ross Forsyth in Forres in the 1930s in a 'general practice'. From 1940-43 he served as sapper with the Royal Engineers. He entered local gocvernment servoce in 1943 and was still working in the Burgh Architect's Department in Inverness at the time of his election as ARIBA in 1947. He was proposed by Robert Carruthers Ballantyne, John Alistair Ross and James Blackburn.

He died aged 63 at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, on 6 January 1972. He was survived by his wife, Margaret Ross Mackenzie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, builder:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Forres, Morayshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 21, Union Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, builder (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1R Neish & ForsythSeptember 1933February 1938Partner 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect, builder for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James ('Jack') Blackburn5 May 1947For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Carruthers-Ballantyne (or Robert Ballantyne Carruthers; or Roy Carruthers Ballantyne)6 May 1947For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Alistair Ross6 May 1947For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect, builder 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 1Before 1937(?)Logie HouseForres MorayshireScotlandGarage with chauffeur's accommodation above (1939 given in plans, but practice was dissolved in 1937)

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, builder:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, builder:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8988 (Combined Box 220)