Basic Biographical Details

Name: Cameron Macdonald
Born: 28 April 1882
Died: 1920s
Bio Notes: Cameron Macdonald was born in Buckie, Banffshire on 28 April 1882 and articled to Cameron & Burnett in Inverness 1897-1902, remaining as assistant 1902-04. During that period he attended Inverness Technical School. In 1904 he moved to Elgin to work for Robert Baillie Pratt but moved back to Inverness to work for William Laidlaw Carruthers at the beginning of 1906. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being Carruthers, Pratt and Alexander Ross. At the time of his application he was an assistant with Carruthers who practised from 17 Queen's Gate, Inverness. Nothing is known of his life beyond that date.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 243, Crown Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1901 As a lodger
Item 2 of 217, Queen's Gate, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1912 * Carruthers' business address

* 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 4Cameron & Burnett18971902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Cameron & Burnett19021904Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Robert Baillie Pratt1904Early 1906Assistant 
Item 4 of 4William Laidlaw CarruthersEarly 1906 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Laidlaw Carruthers24 July 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Baillie Pratt24 July 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Ross24 July 1912for Licentiateship

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 91902Station HotelDornoch SutherlandScotlandAs assistant to Cameron & Burnett
Item 2 of 91904Manchester HouseElgin MorayshireScotlandAs assistant to Pratt
Item 3 of 91904St Giles' BuildingsElgin MorayshireScotlandAs assistant to Pratt
Item 4 of 91907Allangrange House  Ross and CromartyScotlandExtensions and extensive recasting
Item 5 of 91908Alvie LodgeAlvie Inverness-shireScotlandAs assistant to Carruthers
Item 6 of 91908Moy LodgeMoy Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 91909Moy HallMoy and Dalarossie Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations? - as assistant to Carruthers
Item 8 of 91910House at DelniesNairn NairnshireScotlandAs assistant to William Laidlaw Carruthers
Item 9 of 91922'Buckie Cathedral', St Peter's RC Church and PresbyteryNether Buckie BanffshireScotlandWar memorial (carved by Nicol Bros of Buckie)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v25 no2016