Basic Biographical Details

Name: Neil MacLeod
Born: 9 September 1907
Died: 1 November 1932
Bio Notes: Neil MacLeod was born on 9 September 1907, the son of James MacLeod, crofter, and his wife Christina MacLeod (her premarried name as well). He was educated at Tain Royal Academy and was articled to Ballantyne & Taylor, Inverness from January 1926 until August 1928. While there he attended continuation classes at Inverness Academy and the Gold Medal in his second year. In 1929 he moved to Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen, and during the summer vacation in 1929 he travelled abroad. The following year he gained his Diploma in Architecture and returned to Inverness to assist in the practice of Mr Smith, 52 High Street. In 1932 he sat the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA, his proposers being Robert Gordon Wilson junior, R Leslie Rollo and W J Taylor, but he died in 1 November of that year at the Lawson Hospital, Golspie. He was single.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Viewhill, Elphin, Lairg, Sutherland, ScotlandPrivate1933 *1937 

* 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 2Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor (or Ballantyne & Taylor)June 1926August 1928Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2___ Smith1930 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Leslie RolloMid 1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3W J TaylorMid 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Mid 1932for Associateship


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal4 December 1932 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp143 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 4933 (combined box 45)