Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Scott Noble
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 April 1929
Died: 10 October 2006
Bio Notes: Robert Scott Noble, generallly known as Scott Noble, was born on 19 April 1929, the son of Robert Noble, company secretary, and his wife Agnes Davidson Scott. He studied for a degree in architecture at the Royal Technical College and for the diploma in town planning at the Glasgow School of Architecture. He served his articles with Paisley Corporation. He was admitted ARIBA in 1954. He joined the practice of Boswell Mitchell & Johnston (with whom he had spent the summer months during his vacations) in 1954 . He was invited to join as partner in 1961. He was elected ARIAS in 1957.

During his time at college he was awarded various prizes, including a bronze medal. In practice was was known for his fastidious attention to detail.

Scott noble was a retiring man but he had a pawky sense of humour. Until his final illness he lunched each week with friends at the Glasgow Art Club. He served as treasurer for the Glasgow Institute of Architects and he acted as National Assessor for the Annual Civic Trust Awards Scheme.

Outwith his profession he was treasurer of his local church for some years. He was a jockey player in his youth and became a keen motor car enthusiast as a member of the Bentley Drivers' Club and proud owner of a 1928 four and a half litre model for nearly fifty years. He also had a fine collection of pictures, mainly from the Glasgow Art Club. He was also very interested in music.

He retired in 1993 or 1994. He died on 10 October 2006, survived by his wife Patricia Rae Kerr, a retired optician and his two daughters and his son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Hollymount, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1950After 1960 
Item 2 of 2East Barnaigh, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 19942006 

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 1Boswell, Mitchell & Johnston19611993Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Frank Campbell1964For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Sidney Thomas Gynn (erroneously found as Glynn)17 July 1968For Fellowship

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 38 Eastmuir School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 38 Hamilton Teacher Training CollegeHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 381950s(?)Adult Occupational Centre for Clydebank BurghClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 4 of 381957Bonhill Parish ChurchBonhill DunbartonshireScotlandVestry added
Item 5 of 381960sCowlairs Industrial Estate for SIECCowlairs GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 381960sDistrict HospitalGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 7 of 381960sHousing at NorwoodBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 381960sMcLaren High SchoolPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 381960sPort Glasgow High SchoolPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 10 of 381960sQueenslie Industrial EstateQueenslie GlasgowScotlandFurther units built?
Item 11 of 381960sQueen's Park School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 381960sRenfrew High SchoolRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 381960sSpecial SchoolBarlanark GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 381960sStudent residences for Craigie CollegeAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 15 of 381960sStudent residences for Hamilton CollegeHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 381960sStudent residences for the College of Education  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 381960sTourist CentreBannockburn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 18 of 381960sUniversity of Glasgow, Microbiology Unit  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 381960Woodside CDAWoodside GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 381961Block of Luxury FlatsKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 38After 1961Freeland House  PerthshireScotlandRefurbishment - partner in charge
Item 22 of 38After 1961Strathallan School residencies  PerthshireScotlandPartner in charge
Item 23 of 381962Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2 housing, police station, library, schoolsPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 38c. 1964Premises of James Anderson & Co (Colours) Ltd, Hawkhead RoadPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandLaboratory building
Item 25 of 381966Borestone Development Scheme, Phase 2Bannockburn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 26 of 381968Perth Technical CollegePerth PerthshireScotlandBrahan Building - partner in charge
Item 27 of 381970Dumfries & Galloway Royal InfirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 28 of 381972Rutherglen Hospital and Health CentreRutherglen GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 381972St John's Court FlatsPartick Glasgow  
Item 30 of 381973Inchture Primary SchoolInchture PerthshireScotland 
Item 31 of 38Before 1975McLaren High SchoolCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 32 of 38Before 1975Premises for the Clydesdale Bank  GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 38Before 1975Shop for MothercarePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 34 of 38Before 1975Shop for MothercarePaisley RenfrewahireScotland 
Item 35 of 38Before 1975Shop for MothercareAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 36 of 381976WoodendHouston RenfrewshireScotlandReconstruction of 2 rooms destroyed by fire. Job architect.
Item 37 of 381977Inverclyde Royal Hospital  GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 381988Woodcroft Telephone Exchange  EdinburghScotlandComprehensive re-glazing scheme


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp142
Item 2 of 8Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp29 Inverclyde Royal Hospital
p41 Photograph of Woodside Area B
p46 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2 Photograph
Item 3 of 8Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp228 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2
p381 Gazetteer 2
Item 4 of 8RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 8RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 8 of 8RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder3 February 1961  'New Partners' p243
Item 2 of 5Industrialised Building Systems and ComponentsOctober 1964  p71 Woodside CDA
Item 3 of 5InterbuildNovember 1961  p36-9 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2
Item 4 of 5Official Architecture and PlanningMarch 1958  p 126-9 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2
Item 5 of 5RIAS Chartered Architect2007v20, no1 Spring issue - death note

Archive References

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