Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Glen Weir
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 January 1933
Died: 4 November 1995
Bio Notes: Andrew Glen Weir was born on 11 Janaury 1933, the son of Richard Lamb Keir, draughtsman, and his wife, Sarah Chalmers Stout. He was a qualified engineer being CEng and MICE as well as having a diploma in town planning from Edinburgh College of Art. He joined the practice of Wheeler & Sproson in 1967. He retired in 1982.

Weir died on 4 November 1995 at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth Catherine Kinnell and a son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 19, Greenmount Drive, Burntisland, Fife, ScotlandPrivate 1995 

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 1Wheeler & Sproson1967After 1975Partner 

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 821960s263 housesGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandMay be involved if in the later 1960s.
Item 2 of 821960sH M Detention Centre and Staff housingAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandMay be involved if after 1967
Item 3 of 821960sMarried quarters for MPBWRosyth FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 821960sResearch laboratory and offices for Tullis RussellMarkinch FifeScotlandMay be involved if after 1967
Item 5 of 821965Housing development, Langlee EstateGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 821965Springfield Housing Development (144 houses), West BarnsDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 7 of 821965The AnchorageDysart  FifeScotlandRestoration and new houses
Item 8 of 821967Balbirnie Paper MillMarkinch FifeScotlandAlterations to water purification plant; new research and physics laboratory added; alterations to offices
Item 9 of 821967Dysart redevelopment (including 162 houses)Dysart FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 821967Grangemouth Central Area redevelopment with shopping centreGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 11 of 821967Housing in old Buckhaven (180 houses)Buckhaven FifeScotland 
Item 12 of 821967Married officers quarters for MPBWElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 13 of 821967Married quarters for MPBWRhu DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 14 of 821967Married quarters, CoulportCoulport ArgyllScotland 
Item 15 of 821967Royal Navy Base, Married quarters for MPBWFaslane ArgyllScotland 
Item 16 of 821967The TowersDysart FifeScotlandRestoration as housing
Item 17 of 821967Torbain Parish ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 821968Adamson HospitalCupar FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 19 of 821968Blackburn Town CentreBlackburn West LothianScotland 
Item 20 of 821968Broxburn Old Town redevelopment (250 houses)Broxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 21 of 821968Fife and Kinross District AsylumSpringfield, Cupar FifeScotlandPsychiatric inpatient unit for adolescents. administration and central blocks, classrooms and dormitory wing
Item 22 of 821968Four houses, AbronhillCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 821968Macdonalds buildingsCulross FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 821968West ChurchCowdenbeath Fife Scotland 
Item 25 of 821968Wood's HospitalUpper Largo FifeScotlandConversion into Cottage housing
Item 26 of 82c. 1968St John's Church, LangleeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 27 of 821969370 houses for Cumbernauld Development Corporation, Abronhill 4Cumbernauld LanarkshireScotlandMay not be involved?
Item 28 of 82Before 1969University of St Andrews, Students' UnionSt Andrews FifeScotlandMay be involved if after 1967
Item 29 of 82Late 1960s(?)Housing for SSHACulross FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 821970sAberdeen Royal InfirmaryForesterhill Aberdeen Staff housing added
Item 31 of 821970sBoots the ChemistBroughty Ferry AngusScotland 
Item 32 of 821970sEducational Centre for the Chartered Accountants of Scotland  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 821970sFactoryCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 34 of 821970sFactoryInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 35 of 821970sHousing for Local AuthorityBuckhaven FifeScotland 
Item 36 of 821970sHousing for SSHAGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 37 of 821970sHousing for SSHA  DundeeScotland 
Item 38 of 821970sHousing for SSHA  AberdeenScotland 
Item 39 of 821970sHousing for SSHAKinghorn FifeScotland 
Item 40 of 821970sLocal Authority housingKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 41 of 821970sLocal Authority HousingGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 42 of 821970sLocal Authority HousingSt Monans FifeScotland 
Item 43 of 821970sLocal Authority HousingStrathmiglo FifeScotland 
Item 44 of 821970sLocal Authority housing- Howden FLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 45 of 821970sNinewells Hospital and Medical School  DundeeScotlandStaff housing. In the RIBA Directory of 1975 this is given as 'nurses' quarters for SSHA'. Unclear if this is actually an error for ERHB or SERHB.
Item 46 of 821970sPremises of James D BruceDunfermline FifeScotlandReconstruction?
Item 47 of 821970sSheltered housing for Royal British LegionGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 48 of 821970sSheltered housing for the Church ArmyKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 49 of 821970sSheltered housing for Viewpoint Housing AssociationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 50 of 821970sShopping centreStenhousemuir StirlingshireScotland 
Item 51 of 821970sTelephone exchangeDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 52 of 821970sTelephone ExchangeGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 53 of 821970Bank of ScotlandCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 54 of 821971Housing, BorrowfieldMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 55 of 821972Edinburgh College of Art, Hunter Building  EdinburghScotland 
Item 56 of 821972St John's ChurchGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 57 of 821974Hawthornbank House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 58 of 821974Housing, Harbour PlaceBurntisland FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 59 of 821975Wood's HospitalUpper Largo FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 60 of 82Before 1975Alliance Building SocietyDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 61 of 82Before 1975Alliance Building SocietyKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 62 of 82Before 1975Factories for Fife County CouncilHillend FifeScotland 
Item 63 of 821976Boots the ChemistBerwick-upon-Tweed NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 64 of 821976St Peter's Episcopal ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 65 of 821977Bank of ScotlandDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 66 of 821978Housing for Viewpoint Housing AssociationColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 67 of 821979Tourist Information CentreStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 68 of 82Late 1970sSt George's Free Church  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 69 of 82Late 1970sTourist Information CentreJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 70 of 821980Bannockburn Heritage CentreBannockburn (Whins of Milton) StirlingshireScotland 
Item 71 of 821980Bell's Brewery  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 72 of 821980Sandport Industrial Estate, factoryLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 73 of 821981Sheltered housing, WoodthorpeColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 74 of 82Before 1981Boots The Chemist ShopDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 75 of 82c. 1981Kinmount HouseAnnan DumfriesshireScotlandConversion of N range of stable to house
Item 76 of 821983Free ChurchBurntisland FifeScotlandConversion to sheltered housing
Item 77 of 82c. 1983Viewpoint sheltered housingSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 78 of 821984Glamis House (Cheshire Home)Glenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 79 of 821986Block of buildings 34 High Street  EdinburghScotlandRedevelopment for Castlerock Housing Association
Item 80 of 821986Community outdoor and education centreLinlighgow West LothianScotland 
Item 81 of 821988Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Students' UnionRiccarton MidlothianScotland 
Item 82 of 821991Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Leonard Horner Hall  MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp141
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp14 Dysart Housing Scheme
p38 Torbain Parish Church
p112 Photograph of The Towers
p114 Backcauseway, Culross
p156 Dysart Redevelopment
Item 3 of 5Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p228 Image of Dysart Housing Scheme
Item 4 of 5RIBA1979RIBA Directory of Practices 1979   
Item 5 of 5Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p8 Dysart Redevelopment
p92-5 Ninewells Hospital

Archive References

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