Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Drummond
Bio Notes: James Drummond was articled to William Williamson of Kirkcaldy from March 1919 until September 1923. The following month he began full-time study at Edinburgh College of Art, School of Architecture and sat the qualifying exam in July 1927. He then moved to London to take a post as assistant to Walter Tapper of Waltham Cross. He was admitted ARIBA on 5 December 1927, his proposers being Walter Tapper, William Williamson and John Begg. He seems to have returned to Edinburgh by the late 1920s and to have practised there until the 1970s. He collected cuttings of churches (see album in NMRS). He is listed in the RIBA Kalendar of 1939-1940 as being an Associate of the RIBA with an address of 60 Castle Street, Edinburgh, suggesting that he may have been working for Begg's former partner Alexander Lorne Campbell.

In 1950 Drummond was living in Glasgow.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 360, Castle Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 2 of 315, St Fillans Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1939c. 1939 
Item 3 of 373, Jordanhill Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3William WilliamsonMarch 1919September 1923Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Walter John Tapper1927Late 1920sAssistant 
Item 3 of 3Alexander Lorne Campbell1939(?) * Assistant(?)Address suggests he may have been workijng for Lorne Campbell

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg5 December 1927For Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Walter John Tapper5 December 1927For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Williamson5 December 1927For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11959St John's Free Church of ScotlandLargs AyrshireScotlandReconstruction


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJames Drummond Cuttings Album  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4108 (box 7)