Basic Site Details

Name: The Garrison
Town, district or village: Millport
Island: Great Cumbrae
City or county: Bute
Country: Scotland
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61819  Built
Item 2 of 618961897 Alterations to chapel in stable block: wooden floor, steps, screen, stalls, benches, rails and other fittings (made by Bute Estate carpenter Dan Macfarlane at Mount Stuart)
Item 3 of 619081909 Internal alterations to house; extension of upper floor; refitting of library, terraces and sunken garden
Item 4 of 61910  Proposed new chapel for dowager Marchioness of Bute (not built; drawings lost)
Item 5 of 61939 Alteration/conversionConversion to St Andrews Emergency Hospital
Item 6 of 620032008RestorationAfter fire


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 4Robert Weir SchultzArchitect 18961897Alterations to chapel in stable block; internal alterations to house, extension of upper floor, and refitting of library, terraces and sunken garden; proposed new chapel
Item 2 of 4John Watson (junior)ArchitectA1939 Conversion to St Andrews Emergency Hospital
Item 3 of 4Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceC1939 Conversion to St Andrews Emergency Hospital
Item 4 of 4Lee Boyd A20032008Restoration after fire


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Bute, 3rd Marquess offor 1896-7 work
Item 2 of 2Bute, dowager Marchioness offor 1908-10 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp360
Item 2 of 2Stamp, Gavin1981Robert Weir Schultz, Architect, and his work for the Marquesses of Bute  London: The Curwen Press / Mount Stuartp37

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Mitchell Library GlasgowOffice Plans and drawings of Watson, Salmond & Gray35 
Item 2 of 2Mount StuartBute Archives Letter books 1896-7