Basic Biographical Details

Name: Peter McDonald Robertson
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 February 1913
Died: 17 October 1975
Bio Notes: Peter McDonald Robertson born on 20 February 1913, the son of Henry Robertson, linoleum manufacturer and his wife Helen McDonald. He was elecetd a student member of the RIBA in 1937 but this membership was discontinued in 1942, presumably because of the Second World War. He rejoined in 1947 and was admitted ARIBA in 1950. At that time he gave his address as 4 St Colme Street, Edinburgh. This was the address of the practice of Tarbolton & Ochterlony in which he subsequently became a senior partner.

He died on 17 October 1975 at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. His wife Mary Gray Nicol had predeceased him but he was survived by at least one son, also Peter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 230, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1975 
Item 2 of 24, St Colme Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness(?)1950 *  

* 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 1Tarbolton & OchterlonyBefore 1964(?) Partner 

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 31949Aldour BridgePitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31960sQueensberry House  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 3 of 31970sMount Royal Hotel (and Jenners)  EdinburghScotlandExtensions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

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