Basic Site Details

Name: Bo'ness Public School
Town, district or village: Bo'ness / Borrowstouness
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Winning design for Academy extension had large central hall - for drill purposes. Extension to cost 4000-5000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Bo'ness Academy  
Item 2 of 3Borrowstouness Academy  
Item 3 of 3Borrowstouness Public School  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Bo'ness Public School, BraeheadYes 
Item 2 of 2School LaneYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31900  Extension to north
Item 2 of 319021903 Extension to north-east - commission secured by competition
Item 3 of 31971 Addition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 13Alexander CullenArchitectA1900 Competition designs for extension to north - described as 'new academy' in contemporary sources
Item 2 of 13Alexander CullenArchitectB19021903Extension to north-east - secured commission by competition
Item 3 of 13James LochheadArchitectB19021903Extension to north-east - secured commission by competition
Item 4 of 13William BrownArchitectB19021903Extension to north-east - secured commission by competition
Item 5 of 13William Carruthers LaidlawArchitectH1902 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 13Thomson, Turnbull & PeacockArchitectural practiceI1902 Competition design - not successful
Item 7 of 13G WightmanArchitect, EngineerJ1902 Competition design - not successful
Item 8 of 13___GardinerArchitectK1902 Competition design - not successful
Item 9 of 13Alison & Hutchison & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1971 Extension
Item 10 of 13Douglas Hislop HerdArchitectC1971 Extension
Item 11 of 13George Gilroy GrahamArchitectC1971 Extension
Item 12 of 13Harry Horace Macdonald C1971 Extension
Item 13 of 13Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectC1971 Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1West Lothian Council 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp253
Item 2 of 5McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p110
Item 3 of 5RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1980Directory of Practices 1980   
Item 5 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Evening News21 February 1902   
Item 2 of 2Falkirk Herald22 February 1902  p7