Basic Site Details

Name: Miller's Institution
Town, district or village: Thurso
City or county: Caithness
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Originally built as a boys' school. Events listed here are a summary of the work. See Sinclair MacDonald & Son Archive for fuller information

Alternative Names

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Davidson's LaneYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718591860  
Item 2 of 718911894 Additions
Item 3 of 7c. 1910c. 1931 New lavatories, shelter and drill shed
Item 4 of 719271929 Re-roofing
Item 5 of 71929  Specification showing work at Infant's School (dated)
Item 6 of 7July 1932c. 1939 Alterations (heating, lavatories, Mina Villa, playing fields laid out etc)
Item 7 of 7c. 1934c. 1940 Job file dated


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 6William Smith IIArchitectC18591860 
Item 2 of 6Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (or Sinclair Macdonald)ArchitectA18911894Additions - executing Ninian MacWhannell's designs?
Item 3 of 6Ninian MacwhannellArchitectB18911894Additions - plans only? Executed by Sinclair MacDonald
Item 4 of 6Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (or Sinclair Macdonald)ArchitectD19271930Re-roofing and work at infant's school and other alterations
Item 5 of 6Hugh Sinclair MacdonaldArchitectEc. 1930c. 1940Alterations
Item 6 of 6Sinclair Macdonald & SonArchitectural practiceEc. 1931c. 1940Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp132

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection SM 1890/6/1-2; SM 1930/2/1-40