Basic Site Details

Name: National Bank of Scotland, Fort William Branch
Town, district or village: Fort William
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: This building replaced an earlier National Bank office in Fort William.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank of ScotlandYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 46 April 1911  Need for new premises reported; Marwick asked to prepare plans
Item 2 of 411 May 1911  Plans approved
Item 3 of 48 February 1912  Estimates totalling 5119 approved
Item 4 of 431 October 1912  Authority granted for extra cost, making total 7628, subject to consideration of architect's fee


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 3Alexander LorimerArchitectA19111912Probably involved, as chief assistant to T P Marwick
Item 2 of 3Thomas Craigie MarwickArchitectA19111912Probably involved, as assistant to his father T P Marwick
Item 3 of 3Thomas Purves MarwickArchitectA19111912 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1National Bank of Scotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp243

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31786 
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Lorimer: L v19 no1425 (various branches of National Bank of Scotland around Scotland); Thomas Craigie Marwick: L v19 no1452 ('branch banks various for NBS')
Item 3 of 3Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesNational Bank Board Minutes NS/22/39: 6 April 1911, 11 May 1911, NS/22/40: 8 February 1912, 31 October 1912. Also plans