Basic Site Details

Name: Leith Nautical College
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2186, Commercial StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Dock StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419011903Construction 
Item 2 of 41902 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 43 March 1903 Opened 
Item 4 of 4Late 1940s ProposedAddition of radar station


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 5William Carruthers LaidlawArchitect 1902  
Item 2 of 5Frank Wood JohnstonArchitectBLate 1940s Addition of Radar Station
Item 3 of 5J & F JohnstonArchitectural practiceBLate 1940s Addition of radar station
Item 4 of 5James Stewart JohnstonArchitectBLate 1940s Addition of radar station
Item 5 of 5William BarclayArchitectBLate 1940s As chief assistant - addition of radar station


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RSA1902   666

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26852 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no 6286 (Combined Box 130) (William Barclay's paper)