Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hamish Eadie Burden
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 September 1918
Died: 6 June 1983
Bio Notes: Hamish Eadie Burden was born on 5 September 1918, the son of James Eadie Burden, marine engineer and his wife, Edith Gribbon. He was apprenticed to Rowand Anderson, Paul & Partners from July 1936 to September 1940, and studied at Edinburgh College of Art, part-time from September 1937 to June 1940 and full-time from September 1940 to June 1943. He spent the Easter vacation of 1941 on a scholarship in Manchester and the summers of 1941 and 1942 on the National Buildings Record. He was awarded the RIAS Rowand Anderson Studentship in 1943. After receiving his diploma in June of the latter year, he was admitted ARIBA on 16 May 1944, his proposers being Frank Charles Mears, William Innes Thomson and Leslie Grahame Thomson, the latter describing him as a 'particularly brilliant student'. At that time he was studying town planning at the ECA and was living in Stirling.

He had taken a post with Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul by 1950; with Sir William Kininmonth (who was in both Edinburgh and Forres) he worked in the Forres branch office, becoming a partner.

Burden died at Leanchoil Hospital, Forres, on 6 June 1983, survived by his wife Margaret Alena Taylor Guthrie. When Burden died, the Forres office closed.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Yellow Sands, Findhorn, Nairnshire, ScotlandPrivate 1983 
Item 2 of 528, Alexandra Place, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1944 *  
Item 3 of 5West Park Cottage, Forres, Morayshire, ScotlandPrivate1950 *After 1955 
Item 4 of 5Forres House, Forres, Morayshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1959 *After 1970 
Item 5 of 557, High Street, Forres, Morayshire, ScotlandBusiness(?)1979 *  

* 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 5Rowand Anderson, Paul & PartnersJuly 1936September 1940Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5National Buildings Record (NBR)Mid 1941Mid 1941 summer vacation scholarship
Item 3 of 5National Buildings Record (NBR)Mid 1942Mid 1942 summer vacation scholarship
Item 4 of 5Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul1950 * Architect 
Item 5 of 5Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulAfter 19501983Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears16 May 1944for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)16 May 1944for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Innes Thomson16 May 1944for Associateship

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 11936Garth of FinlarigDulnain Bridge Inverness-shireScotlandAs assistant


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8355 (combined box 208)