Basic Biographical Details

Name: James MacMillan (or McMillan) Riddet
Designation: Engineer
Born: 22 September 1902
Died: 17 September 1971
Bio Notes: James MacMillan (or McMillan) Riddet born on 22 September 1902, the son of Alexander Riddet, marine engineer, and his wife, Mary McMillan. He was Master of Works and City Engineer from 1950. He was a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

He died on 17 September 1971 at home. He was survived by his wife Mary Crosbie, two sons and a daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 221, Annetyard Drive, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate 1971 
Item 2 of 2Municipal Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1951(?)After 1956 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Before 1951 *After 1956Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This engineer 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 12 Sixty-one Flats, Calfhill RoadPollock GlasgowScotlandWas also Master of Works in Glasgow
Item 2 of 121951Public Hall, CraigtonCraigton GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 121952Baths, Collins StreetTownhead GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 4 of 121952Fire Station, ParkheadParkhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 121952New Clinic, Netherplace RoadPollok GlasgowScotlandNew clinic
Item 6 of 129 May 1952Library, CardonaldCardonald GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for new library - perhaps not carried out?
Item 7 of 1226 December 1952New library, Ronaldsay StreetMilton GlasgowScotlandNew library
Item 8 of 1227 March 1953Pumping Station, DrumchapelDrumchapel GlasgowScotlandNew build
Item 9 of 1223 October 1953Glasgow Corporation Crematorium, Carmunnock RoadCastlemilk GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for proposed crematorium
Item 10 of 1218 December 1953Police Station, Brockburn RoadPollok GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for new police station (with Kernaham)
Item 11 of 121954Anniesland Fire Station, Ryvra RoadAnniesland GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for new fire station
Item 12 of 128 January 1954Cleansing Department Depot, Glenleven DrivePriesthill GlasgowScotlandPlans prepared for new depot


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this engineer:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Builder15 June 1951  p871
Item 2 of 11Builder9 May 1952  p720-721
Item 3 of 11Builder8 August 1952  p212
Item 4 of 11Builder22 August 1952  p281
Item 5 of 11Builder26 December 1952  p957
Item 6 of 11Builder27 March 1953  p509
Item 7 of 11Builder15 May 1953  p758-760
Item 8 of 11Builder23 October 1953  p640
Item 9 of 11Builder18 December 1953  p982
Item 10 of 11Builder8 January 1954  p77
Item 11 of 11Builder22 January 1954  p201

Archive References

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