Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Millar
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: John Millar trained with Frank Burnet & Boston in Glasgow. He moved to become an assistant in the practice of Aitken & Turnbull in Hawick in 1960. In 1961 he transferred to Elder & Cairns in Galashiels and the following year he was assumed into partnership. He was admitted ARIBA in 1964 and ARIAS in 1965. Elder & Cairns seems to have formally merged with Aitken & Turnbull under the latter name sometime prior to 1965 as at that date he appears as a partner with Aitken & Turnbull.

Millar retired in 1994.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4173, Pollok Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960 *  
Item 2 of 453, Tweed Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandPrivate1965 *  
Item 3 of 454, Island Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandPrivate1965After 1994 
Item 4 of 4Greenroyd, Manse Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 5Aitken & Turnbull1960 Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Frank Burnet & BostonBefore 1960 Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Elder & Cairns1961 Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Elder & Cairns1962 Partner 
Item 5 of 5Aitken & TurnbullBefore 1965(?)After 1981Partner 

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 261968Croft Street HousingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 261968Housing, Lintburn PlaceGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 261969Focus Youth ClubGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 261970Galashiels Memorial Burgh BuildingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 5 of 261971Douglas HotelGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 261971HousingMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 7 of 261972Heatherlie District Housing treatment areaSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 261972Housing, Eildon CrescentMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandRehabilitation
Item 9 of 261972Liddesdale Road HousingHawick Roxburghshire  
Item 10 of 261972Priorswalk HousingMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 11 of 261973Environmental improvements, High Street and St Mary's ChurchyardHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 12 of 261973Municipal officesGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandFeasibility study
Item 13 of 261973The PeelClovenfords SelkirkshireScotlandTheatre service centre
Item 14 of 261974Crown HotelHawick RoxburghshireScotlandRestaurant, kitchen, bar etc
Item 15 of 261974Day Centre and Sheltered HousingHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 16 of 261975Wilton LodgeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAddition
Item 17 of 261976Cross Keys HotelKelso RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 18 of 261976Headquarters for Ettrick & Lauderdale District CouncilGalashiels SelikirkshireScotlandExtension
Item 19 of 261976Housing, KilnknoweGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 261976Sheltered housing, PriorwoodMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 21 of 261979Housing, Weensland RoadHawick RoxburghshireScotlandRehabilitation
Item 22 of 261979Manderston House, including service court and motor houseDuns BerwickshireScotlandRestoration - as partner in charge
Item 23 of 261980Health CentreKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 24 of 261980SSHA HousingMelrose RozburghshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 25 of 261980The Toll House, 2-10 East Port and 32-26 Market PlaceMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandRestoration as job architect
Item 26 of 261981Duns Castle, Pavilion LodgesDuns BerwickshireScotlandRestoration - partner in charge


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p2
Item 2 of 8Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp105
Item 3 of 8RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 8RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 8 of 8RIBA1994A 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