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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Rona Helen Inch Morrison (Mrs Allan)
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 August 1911
Died: 7 June 2003
Bio Notes: Rona Helen Inch Morrison was born on 2 August 1911, the daughter of James Inch Morrison, architect and his wife Daisy Jane Cownie. She studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1929 to 1933 and then spent nine months in her father's office before completing her studies in 1934-5. After obtaining her diploma in June 1935 she continued at the School for a further year to gain a post-diploma in Town Planning. In 1936 she entered the office of Neil & Hurd, and she was admitted ARIBA on 30 November that year, her proposers being James Alexander Arnott, Frank Charles Mears and James Inch Morrison. She was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. In 1950 she was a partner in the practice McIndoe & Inch Morrison, though details of this are yet to be found.

Rona Morrison's married name was Mrs Rona Allan. Her husband, Francis Allan, was also an architect. He died in 1965. In 1971 she was a widow with a son at school, and was working five mornings a week as a Town Planning assistant in Edinburgh Corporation Town Planning Department. She retired by late 1975.

She died aged 91 on 7 June 2003 at Fairmile Marie Curie Centre. She was survived by her son, Mark.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Topgates, Ravelston Dykes, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1936 *  
Item 2 of 493, Ravelston Dykes, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  
Item 3 of 42, Hill Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 4 of 49, Craigleith Hill, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19752003 

* 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 Inch Morrison19331934Apprenticefor 9 months
Item 2 of 4Neil & Hurd1936After 1937Assistantfor 8 months
Item 3 of 4McIndoe & Inch Morrison1950 Partner 
Item 4 of 4Frank Allan & Rona Inch Morrison1964 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Alexander Arnott30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Inch Morrison30 November 1936for Associateship

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 11947Edinburgh Private Theatre  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6186 (combined box 124)


© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly no 47, Autumn 1934 

© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly no 47, Autumn 1934