Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Ellaby (or Ellerby) Rhind
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: James Ellaby (or Ellerby?) Rhind was the son of James Robert Rhind. He commenced his architectural training under of Robert John Macbeth of Inverness in February 1911. After Macbeth's death the following year he enrolled at the Science & Art School, Inverness, and on leaving there in April 1914 he moved to the office of A Marshall Mackenzie & Son in Aberdeen. Only five weeks later he moved again, to the office of John Alexander Ogg Allan, but his time there was cut short when he enlisted with the Territorials on the outbreak of war in August that year. Before World War I he had been involved with the Boys Scout Movement in Inverness.

He passed the qualifying exam at University College London on 23 July 1919 and was admitted ARIBA on 1 March 1920, his proposers being Mackenzie, Allan and Alexander Ross, in whose office he was by then working. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 16, Victoria Terrace, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1920 *  

* 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 4Robert John MacbethFebruary 19111912Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4A Marshall Mackenzie & Son16 April 191423 May 1914Assistant 
Item 3 of 4John Alexander Ogg Allan24 May 19144 August 1914Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Alexander Ross & Son1919After 1920Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg Allan1 March 1920for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Marshall Mackenzie1 March 1920for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Ross1 March 1920for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Information from Alexander Rae, DrumchorkInformation via website  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no2905 (microfilm reel 24)