Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis ('Frank') R Dinnis
Designation: Engineer
Bio Notes: Francis ('Frank') R Dinnis was the last Edinburgh city engineer until his retirement in 1974 when regionalisation came into effect. He had three sons, the elder two becoming architects.

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 2Edinburgh Burgh Engineers Office/Edinburgh City Engineer's Department(?)November 1961EngineerDeputy City Engineer until 11 Nov 1961, when he succeeded W P Haldane as City Engineer and Master of Works
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Burgh Engineers Office/Edinburgh City Engineer's DepartmentNovember 19611974Chief Engineer 

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 2Late 1960Warriston Crescent  Edinburgh City Engineer who proposed ring road
Item 2 of 21967Car Parks beneath Edinburgh's Open Spaces  EdinburghScotlandProposed plans in a report


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this engineer:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 October 1961  'Appointments and Retirements' p628
Item 2 of 2Building6 January 1967  p72