Basic Site Details

Name: Kelso's La Scala Cinema
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1La Scala Picture HouseYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5   Cattanach work not dated
Item 2 of 51913  Drawings by Alexander Ross dated
Item 3 of 513 June 1913 Journal reference 
Item 4 of 51929  Alterations?
Item 5 of 51939  Alterations?


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 9Alexander CattanachArchitect   Drawings not dated. May actually be for Central Hall Picture House - see separate entry
Item 2 of 9Alexander RossArchitectA1913  
Item 3 of 9Alexander Ross & SonArchitectural practiceA1913  
Item 4 of 9John Alistair RossArchitectA1913  
Item 5 of 9Alexander Cochran DennyArchitectB1929 Alterations?
Item 6 of 9Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceB1929 Alterations?
Item 7 of 9William John BlainArchitectB1929 Alterations?
Item 8 of 9Charles James McNairArchitectC1939 Alterations?
Item 9 of 9McNair & ElderArchitectural practiceC1939 Alterations?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp229

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Inverness Courier13 June 1913   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Inverness Town HouseInverness Town drawings  
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlexander Cattenach Collection, RIAS 3 drawings
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection Watercolour from the Caledonain Associated Cinemas Collection
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Handlist - 1 sheet frawings (roll 380 for Ross work and 7 sheets drawings (roll 38) for Denny and Blain work