Basic Site Details

Name: Stirling High School
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by John Kinross. Designed by MacLaren when in partnership with Coad but in independent practice.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3High School of Stirling  
Item 2 of 3Old High SchoolYes 
Item 3 of 3Stirling Highland HotelYes 

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 4Academy RoadYes 
Item 2 of 4Academy StreetYes 
Item 3 of 4Back WalkYes 
Item 4 of 4Spittal StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 818541856  
Item 2 of 86 August 1886  Competition result for new wing (7 schemes submitted)
Item 3 of 818871890 New wing
Item 4 of 81887 Design exhibitedDesign for new wing
Item 5 of 8c. 1891  Furnishing of writing room in new wing
Item 6 of 819051907 New primary wing
Item 7 of 8After 1975Before 1990Alteration/conversionConversion to offices
Item 8 of 819901991 Converted to Stirling Highland Hotel

People

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 21J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool')Architectural practiceA18541856Original building
Item 2 of 21James Murdoch HayArchitectA18541856Original building
Item 3 of 21John HayArchitectA18541856Original building
Item 4 of 21William Hardie HayArchitectA18541856Original building
Item 5 of 21Ronald WalkerArchitect 1886 Placed second in competition
Item 6 of 21William John KennedyArchitect 1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 7 of 21William SimpsonArchitect 1886 Placed third in competition
Item 8 of 21James Marjoribanks MacLarenArchitectB18861890Addition of new wing
Item 9 of 21Robert WatsonArchitectBAfter 18871890As assistant to James MacLaren, completed the work on new wing
Item 10 of 21John ThomsonArchitectC1889 Competition design- possibly not considered as not meeting the Stirling area residential test
Item 11 of 21Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectC1889 Competition design- possibly not considered as not meeting the Stirling area residential test
Item 12 of 21Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceC1889 Competition design- possibly not considered as not meeting the Stirling area residential test
Item 13 of 21John William SmallArchitect c. 1891 Furnishing of writing room in new wing
Item 14 of 21Andrew McLuckieArchitectD19051907New primary wing
Item 15 of 21McLuckie & WalkerArchitectural practiceD19051907New primary wing
Item 16 of 21Ronald WalkerArchitectD19051907New primary wing
Item 17 of 21Central Regional Council Department of Architectural Services EAfter 1975Before 1990Conversion to offices
Item 18 of 21Ian WatsonArchitectEAfter 1975Before 1990Conversion to offices
Item 19 of 21Coleman Ballantine F19901991Conversion and extension to become Stirling Highland Hotel
Item 20 of 21John BallantineArchitectF19901991Conversion and extension to become Stirling Highland Hotel
Item 21 of 21Peter McKenna BallantineArchitectF19901991Conversion and extension to become Stirling Highland Hotel

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Stirling School Board 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Calder, Alan1994James MacLaren's extension to The High School of StirlingSpringCharles Rennie Mackintosh newletter, 9-12p9-12
Item 2 of 8Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp711-2
Item 3 of 8Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1887   851
Item 4 of 8Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1889   965
Item 5 of 8Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1887, no 1678
Item 6 of 8Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 7 of 8Hutchison, A F1904A history of the High School of Stirling   
Item 8 of 8Smith, Norma1991John William Small: his life and work University of St Andrews MA dissertationpp36-37

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architect6 August 1886  Competition result
Item 2 of 9Architect14 October 1887   
Item 3 of 9Architect27 September 1889   
Item 4 of 9Builder1886LI p195
Item 5 of 9Builder4 June 1887LII Review of design exhibited at Royal Academy
Item 6 of 9Building Chronicle1 June 1855I p200
Item 7 of 9Building News6 August 1886  Longer notice of competition result
Item 8 of 9Building News13 May 1887   
Item 9 of 9RIAS Quarterly2010SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.112: obituary of Ian Watson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register41133 
Item 2 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Alex Adamson
Item 3 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection Drawings
Item 4 of 5Stirling City ArchivesStirling Dean of Guild Plan no 947
Item 5 of 5Stirling County CouncilStirling County Council Archives Drawings