Basic Biographical Details

Name: William ('Bill') Thomas Simpson
Designation: Architect
Died: 16 June 2006
Bio Notes: William Thomas Simpson, known as 'Bill', was born on 14 November 1942, the son of James Ross Simpson, pattern maker and his wife Sarah Galbraith Wotherspoon. He does not appear to have been a member of the RIBA and details of his training are as yet not known.

He joined the practice of J & W Wittet as an assistant in the early 1970s. In 1973 the practice of J & W Wittet, operated at that time by William Wittet, opened an office opened on the Isle of Skye in the Pier Hotel, Broadford. The following year the office moved to the home of Bill Simpson, at 12 Scullamus and it moved again in 1974 to the Old Post Office Buildings, Broadford. In 1975 Bill Simpson left. He subsequently opened business on his own account, William T Simpson & Partners. Magnus Gunnarsson took over as assistant in charge. He was assumed into partnership two years later.

Simpson died at the Mackinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford Skye on 16 June 2006. He was survived by his wife Fiona Mary Sutherland, a shop manager.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Hawthorn Cottage, Breakish, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate 2006 
Item 2 of 212, Scullamus, Scotland 1974  

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 2J & W Wittet19731975Assistant 
Item 2 of 2William T Simpson & Partners1975 Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp103

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2006v19, no2 Summer issue - death note.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register