Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Primrose Morris
Designation: Architect
Died: Before 29 August 1974
Bio Notes: Robert Primrose Morris attended day classes at Robert Gordon's Colleges, Aberdeen from 1921 to 1923 and continued to attend evening classes for the following three years whilst working in the office of Wilsons & Walker. He returned to full-time study in 1926, receiving his post-diploma in June 1927 and passing the Professional Practice exam in Edinburgh a month later. He was admitted ARIBA on 5 December the same year, his proposers being Robert Gordon Wilson Junior, George watt and William Edgar Gauld. His nomination papers give no business address, only a private one - Corthiemuire, Udny Station, Aberdeenshire.

At an unknown later date he was working in the Production Department of Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd in Elgin. In 1950 he was employed by this company in their Edinburgh office but the address he gives in the 1960 directory indicates he had moved to Morayshire. In 1965 he was working in their Elgin office. He retired on 28 August 1968 and spent the rest of his life at his home, Fir Tops, Craigellachie, Banffshire. He became a Retired Associate of the RIBA in 1969 and died sometime prior to 29 August 1974, when his death was registered by the RIBA.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Corthiemuire, Udny Station, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1927 *  
Item 2 of 5c/o Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd Production Dept, Elgin, Morayshire, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1927Before 1968Unknown date
Item 3 of 515, Coates Cescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950 * Scottish Malt Distillers' office
Item 4 of 5Imperial Distillery, Carron, Morayshire, ScotlandBusiness1960  
Item 5 of 5Fir Tops, Craigellachie, Banffshire, ScotlandPrivate1968Before 1974 

* 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 2Wilsons & Walker19231926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Malt DistillersAfter 1950(?) Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Edgar Gauld5 December 1927for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Watt5 December 1927for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)5 December 1927for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4132 (box 7) (includes correspondence and death note)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James