Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stanley Anderson Mitchell
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Stanley Anderson Mitchell studied for the diploma in architecture at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. He was elected ARIBA in 1961. It is not yet clear where he worked from 1961 to 1968 (perhaps as an assistant with Wittet) but in the latter year he joined the Wittet practice as partner.

John Wittet of Elgin, who had been in partnership with Alexander and William Charles Reid from 1893 and practised on his own from 1903, made his son William a share partner in his firm on 1 January 1928, the practice name changing to J & W Wittet. William had been articled to his father from 1919 and had been assistant from 22 January 1923 and a salaried partner from 1 January 1925.

William was admitted LRIBA in early 1932, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and James Lochhead.

In the 1930s and 1940s the Wittets had an office in Skye, probably continuing the Highland and west coast practice established by William Reid.

John Wittet died on 18 March 1952, William continuing the practice thereafter under its existing name. In 1962 Neil Simpson was assumed into partnership followed in 1968 by Stanley Anderson Mitchell. Mitchell was elected ARIAS in 1965.

In 1973 an office was opened once again on the Isle of Skye in the Pier Hotel, Broadford. The following year the office moved to the home of the assistant in charge, Bill Simpson, at 12 Scullamus and it moved again in 1974 to the Old Post Office Buildings, Broadford. In 1975 on the departure of Bill Simpson, Magnus Gunnarsson took over as assistant in charge. He was assumed into partnership two years later.

The practice continued to flourish, becoming a limited company in 1986, having moved to 26 Hay Street, Elgin, and the name becoming Wittets Ltd. Stanley Mitchell became managing director.

By 1994 Mitchell had retired (he is no longer listed in the RIBA directory of that year.)

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 36, Moss Street, Elgin, Morayshire, ScotlandBusiness1960After 1984 
Item 2 of 3Bon Accord, Academy Street, Elgin, Morayshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1960After 1970 
Item 3 of 326, Hay Street, Elgin, Morayshire, ScotlandBusiness1986  

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 Wittet1962After 1981Partner 
Item 2 of 2Wittets Ltd1980s1990sPartner 

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 171960sBroadford HotelBroadfordSkyeInverness-shireScotland 
Item 2 of 171960sCameron Knitware FactoryGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 3 of 171960sCity Sawmills, timber storage production unitsElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 4 of 171960sCoolin Hills Hotel SkyeInverness-shireScotland 
Item 5 of 171960sEllon brickworksEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 6 of 171960sFootball standElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 7 of 171960sHousingForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 8 of 171960sHousing for G Kirkman & SonsFochabers MorayshireScotland 
Item 9 of 171960sHousing for Nairn County Council  NairnshireScotland 
Item 10 of 171960sHousing, for G Kirkman & SonsCullen BanffshireScotland 
Item 11 of 171960sHousing, High StreetAberlour BanffshireScotland 
Item 12 of 171960sKinkell Castle  Ross and CromartyScotlandRestoration
Item 13 of 171960sOffice for Pearl AssuranceWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 14 of 171960sPublic abattoirGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 15 of 171960sSocial clubElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 16 of 171960sWoollen Mill for G & G KynochKeith AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 17 of 17c. 1992Easter Elchies House  MorayshireScotland2nd octagonal office pod


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp103
Item 2 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership