Basic Site Details

Name: Mechanics Institute
Town, district or village: Forres
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Mr. Rhind, of Inverness, has been appointed architect for the proposed mechanics' hall for Forres, N B.

1882 alterations probably swept away in 1901 work. Cost of 1901 work 1,200

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town HallYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Institute  
Item 2 of 2Town hall  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718271829Build/constructionlower floors
Item 2 of 71855  Building sold to the Mechanics' Institute
Item 3 of 718821884Alterations and additionsAlterations and additions of long rear hall
Item 4 of 729 June 1882 Journal referenceAlterations?
Item 5 of 718991901 Refronted and alterations
Item 6 of 7July 1899 Contracts advertisedAlterations
Item 7 of 7July 1901 CompletionNew facade


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 3Archibald SimpsonArchitectC18271829Lower floors
Item 2 of 3John RhindArchitectB18821884Alterations?. Addition of long rear hall.
Item 3 of 3John ForrestArchitect 18991901Refronted and alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 2 of 2Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp455

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder13 July 1901  p37
Item 2 of 5Building News15 July 1881  p86
Item 3 of 5Building News7 July 1899  p31 - contracts
Item 4 of 5Inverness Courier29 June 1882   
Item 5 of 5Inverness Courier23 June 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31643