Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Buyers Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 December 1882
Died: 23 August 1956
Bio Notes: James Buyers Scott was born on 22 December 1882. His father's profession was given as 'agent' and the family house was at 58 Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen. He attended Gray's School of Art at both evening and day classes from the session 1898-99 until 1904-05. Classes he attended included architecture, pure art, design and life drawing. He was articled to William Kelly from 1891-99.

He moved to work in London and subsequently was taken into partnership by Clough Williams-Ellis. He was a fine draughtsman and produced a series of sketches of eccelsiastical buildings. He was a member of the Art Workers Guild. He was a churchwarden of St Giles-in-the Fields. He died in 23 August 1956 aged seventy-three in Folkstone, Kent. His funeral service was held at St Giles.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 258, Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1898 *  
Item 2 of 2Arundel House, Victoria Embankment, London, EnglandBusiness1910 *  

* 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 2William Kelly18911899ApprenticePart of the time as assistant.
Item 2 of 2(Sir) Bertram Clough Williams-EllisBefore 1910 PartnerIt is not clear if they operated under Williams -Ellis & Scott or simply as Williams-Ellis.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Simpson, W Douglas A tribute offered by the University of Aberdeen to the memory of William Kelly LLD ARSA  Obituary of Scott pasted into the front of Fenton Wyness's copy of the tribute to Kelly. (Per Morag Cross)