Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Annand
Born: 12 November 1914
Died: 5 March 1964
Bio Notes: George Annand was born on 12 November 1914, the son of William Annand, bank caretaker, and his wife, Margaret Ann Logan. He served an architectural apprenticeship with Hutton & Taylor from 1930 to 1933 while studying at Glasgow School of Art, where he continued his studies for two years full-time after completing his apprenticeship. From 1935 to 1936 he worked in the Glasgow Corporation Office of Public Works. He spent two months touring Italy in 1937, and from m1938 to 1939 he worked as assistant to Sam Bunton. He passed the final exam in Edinburgh in 1940 and was admitted ARIBA on 12 November that year, his proposers being David Bateman Hutton, John Stewart and William John Blain. By that time he was again working for Glasgow Corporation. At some point during the 1930s he is believed to have assisted in the office of Burnet Son & Dick.

Annand was recruited by James Grant Shearer as an assistant in 1949, and was taken into partnership in 1952. James Armstrong joined the practice as an apprentice in 1944, followed by Shearer's son James David Shearer and Edward D Armitage in 1946, Marcus Johnston joining only slightly later.

Shearer continued to be the lead designer in the practice right up to the time of his death at Morton Lodge on 20 December 1962. Annand died less than two years later on 5 March 1964. He was found dead in bed having died in his sleep in the night. He was survived by his wife Agnes Loughran.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 393, Dundrennan Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1940 *  
Item 3 of 311, Maygate, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  

* 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 7Burnet, Son & Dick1930s * Assistantdates of assisting in this office unclear; some sources say 1931-9 but that conflicts with info in his ARIBA papers
Item 2 of 7Hutton & Taylor19301933Apprentice 
Item 3 of 7Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)19351936Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Sam Bunton19381939Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)1940 *  role unclear
Item 6 of 7James Grant Shearer19491952Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Shearer & Annand19521964Partner 

* 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 3William John Blain12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 2 of 3David Bateman Hutton12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Stewart12 November 1940for 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 110c. 1847Railway CottagesLochluichart (Loch Luichart) Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 2 of 1101930Sligachan Hotel Isle of SkyeInverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 3 of 1101940Garage, Abbey Park PlaceDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 1101943Cove CastleCove ArgyllScotlandAlterations
Item 5 of 110c. 1944Carbisdale CastleCulrain, Kincardine Ross and CromartyScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 1101945Elsick House Youth HostelStrathpeffer Ross & CromartyScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 1101945Sligachan Hotel Isle of SkyeInverness-shireScotlandAlterations including new light fittings
Item 8 of 1101947Affric Hydrio-Electric Scheme, Loch Beinn A' Mheadhoin To Fasnakyle TunnelGlen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 9 of 1101947Lochluichart Power StationLochluichart Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 10 of 110c. 1947Gruidie BridgeConon Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 11 of 1101948Loch Mullardoch To Loch Beinn A' Mheadhoin Tunnel Glen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 12 of 110c. 1948Logie HouseDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 13 of 1101949Brucefield MainsClackmannan ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 14 of 1101949Fasnakyle Power Station, Transformer Station Glen Affric  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 15 of 1101949Model VillageCannich Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 16 of 1101949Villa, Garvock HillDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 17 of 1101950sGlascarnoch Power Station   Scotland 
Item 18 of 1101950sPittencrieff Park, signage, offices and stores, lighting, Goulden drinking fountain, double bridgeDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 1101950Bridge Over Allt Blar Na Gamhna Glen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 20 of 1101950Bridge Over Allt Innes An DraighinnGlen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 21 of 1101950Bridge Over Allt Na Creige Leithe Glen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 22 of 1101950Bridge Over Am Cam Allt Glen Affric  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 23 of 1101950Lochgelly reservoir, access building and chlorination plantLochgelly FifeScotlandSurvey of access building
Item 24 of 1101950Scottish Central Library  EdinburghScotlandMajor alterations
Item 25 of 110c. 1950Garage for the Fife Motor Company LtdDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 26 of 1101951Pittencrieff Park, Rabbit HouseDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 27 of 110c. 1951Bunanuisg Generating StationBowmoreIslayArgyllScotlandAdditions
Item 28 of 110c. 1951Lower Glendevon Reservoir and DamGlendevon FifeScotland 
Item 29 of 1101952BrucefieldClackmannan ClackmannanshireScotlandFurther work (continued by Shearer & Annand practice after Shearer's death)
Item 30 of 1101952Carnegie Birthplace Memorial MuseumDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations (and later)
Item 31 of 1101952Miners' Welfare SocietyBallingry, Lochore & Crosshill FifeScotland 
Item 32 of 1101952Stand for Dunfermline Athletic Football ClubDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 33 of 1101952The CochranesAlva ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 34 of 110c. September 1952Conon Valley Hydro Electric Scheme, Achanalt Power Station and Dam and fish passLochluichart (Loch Luichart) Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 35 of 110c. 1952Loch Meig, Dam Torr Achilty Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 36 of 1101953Loch Shin BridgeLoch Shin SutherlandScotland 
Item 37 of 1101953St Margaret's HallDunfermline FifeScotlandFurther work? (Plans dated)
Item 38 of 1101953Strath Canaird Power StationLoch Broom Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 39 of 110c. 1953Housing SchemesMarkinch (Glenrothes?) FifeScotlandInvolved at later stages?
Item 40 of 1101954Council Housing and GaragesCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 41 of 1101954General Accident Fire & Life Corporation officeLochgelly FifeScotlandSurvey and site plan
Item 42 of 1101954Glenbrittle House SkyeInverness-shireScotland 
Item 43 of 1101954Tower HouseDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 44 of 110c. 1954Loch Luichart Dam Loch Luichart Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 45 of 1101955Conon Valley Hydro Electric Scheme, Torr Achilty Power Station and Dam  Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 46 of 1101955Great Glen Hydro Electric Scheme, Loch Quoich Dam and Intake Gatehouse TowersKinlochhourn Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 47 of 1101955Hydro cottagesLoch Luichart (Lochluichart) Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 48 of 1101955Premises for J McLellandDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations?
Item 49 of 1101955Raasay LodgeOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 50 of 1101955Water TowerLadybank FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 51 of 110c. 1955Conon Valley Hydro Electric Scheme, Loch Vaich DamContin Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 52 of 110c. 1955Loch Vaich To Loch Glascarnoch TunnelContin Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 53 of 110c. 1955Property, The ScoresSt Andrews FifeScotlandBlock plan - unidentified property
Item 54 of 1101956Elgin CottageDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 55 of 1101957Cassley Power StationLoch Shin SutherlandScotland 
Item 56 of 1101957Duchally Weir And Power StationLoch Shin SutherlandScotland 
Item 57 of 1101957Hydro HousesInveran SutherlandScotland 
Item 58 of 1101957Model VillageCannich Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 59 of 1101957Scottish Hydro-electric dam and power stationLairg SutherlandScotland 
Item 60 of 1101957St Columba's Parish ChurchBurntisland FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 61 of 1101957Viewfield HouseDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 62 of 1101958Barum HouseDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 63 of 1101958Hydro-electric generating Station at Culligran  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 64 of 1101958Little Loch Shin DamLittle Loch Shin SutherlandScotland 
Item 65 of 1101958Loch Chliostair Power Station HarrisWestern IslesScotland 
Item 66 of 1101958Premises of James D BruceDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 67 of 1101958Shin Hydro Electric Scheme, Lairg Power Station and DamInvershin SutherlandScotland 
Item 68 of 110c. 1958Glenfarg Reservoir, Chlorination planthouse  PerthshireScotland 
Item 69 of 110c. 1958UP Church and hallDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 70 of 1101959Bank of Scotland Buildings  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to offices for Penney & MacGeorge
Item 71 of 1101959Craigton Farm, PowmillMuckhart  PerthshireScotland 
Item 72 of 1101959Gap sitesDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandScheme with layouts for gap sites
Item 73 of 1101959Garage for the Fife Motor CompanyDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 74 of 1101959Inverawe Power StationInverawe ArgyllScotland 
Item 75 of 1101959Kilmorack Hydro-Electric Power Station (Combined Dam and Power House)  Inverness-shireScotlandDrawings in NMRS
Item 76 of 1101959Loch Beannacharan, Deanie Power Station Glen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 77 of 1101959Lochgelly reservoir, access building and chlorination plantLochgelly FifeScotlandChlorination building
Item 78 of 1101959Office fo Duncan Logan, builderMuir of Ord Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 79 of 1101959Villa, Garvock HillDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 80 of 110c. 1959Aigas Hydro-electric Power Station and DamBeauly Inverness-shireScotlandNMRS drawings
Item 81 of 110c. 1959Cruachan Power Station and Visitor CentreLochawe ArgyllScotlandVisitor Centre
Item 82 of 110c. 1959Holly Tree lodgePool of Muckhart ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 83 of 110c. 1959Loch Beannacharan Dam Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 84 of 110c. 1959Loch Beannacharan To Culligran Tunnel Glen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 85 of 110Late 1950sHouses at ContinContin Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 86 of 1101960sHousing for Kinross Town CouncilKinross Kinross-shireScotland 
Item 87 of 1101960sWardie Community Centre  EdinburghScotlandMay be involved if before 1964
Item 88 of 1101960House for Mr McLelland, Gallowridge HillDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 89 of 1101960Lockups, Pittencrieff StreetDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 90 of 1101960Lynburn HouseDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 91 of 110c. 19604 Transy PlaceDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 92 of 110c. 1960Balanton, Forestry Commission officesAberfoyle StirlingshireScotland 
Item 93 of 110c. 1960Commercial developmentsDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 94 of 110c. 1960Kilmorack Hydro housesGlen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 95 of 110c. 1960Water Filter house (?)Strathmiglo FifeScotland 
Item 96 of 1101961Abbot HouseDunfermline FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 97 of 1101961High SchoolPlockton Ross and CromartyScotlandConflict of information - drawings by Shearer and Annand suggest they were responsible but Gifford gives Ross & Cromarty County Architects
Item 98 of 1101961Hillend Cemetery and Waiting RoomInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 99 of 1101961HotelHill of Beath FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 100 of 1101961Loch Beannacharan, Lochanside Glen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 101 of 1101961Loch Nant Dam  ArgyllScotland 
Item 102 of 1101961Loch Nant, Main Intake GatehouseLoch Awe ArgyllScotland 
Item 103 of 1101961Offices, Carnegie United Kingdom TrustDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 104 of 1101961Service Reservoir, Inlet Chamber House Saline FifeScotland 
Item 105 of 11019621 Park AvenueDunfermline FifeScotlandDraft deed plans
Item 106 of 1101962House for Mrs BirrelDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 107 of 110c. 1962Nant Power StationLoch Awe Argyll Scotland 
Item 108 of 1101963River Farrar, BridgeGlen Affric Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 109 of 1101963Villa, Westgarth AvenueColinton EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 110 of 1101964Ballingry Parish ChurchBallingry FifeScotlandExtension - involved only in 1964 and no later


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp 232
Item 2 of 4Emmerson, Roger James Shearer architect 1881-1962 Unpublished 
Item 3 of 4RCAHMS2004Creating a Future for the Past: the Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation Project Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotlandpp 114-17
Item 4 of 4RIBA1950The 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 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Annand's practice, visited by DMW in the 1960s, and from Roger Emmerson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7687 (combined box 197)