Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stuart Lothian Barclay
Born: 18 November 1921
Died: 29 June 2007
Bio Notes: Stuart Lothian Barclay was born on 18 Novermber 1921, the son of James Barclay, winde merchant and his wife Florence Winifred Lothian. He began his studies at the University of Cambridge in October 1941, commencin the Mechanics and Science Tripos. His studies were interrupted by war service, which he spent with the Royal Engineers. He reached the rank of Captain. In October 1946 he returned to Cambridge, retaking year I and completing years II and III and graduating MA in 1949 or 1950.

From 1950 he gained office experience with Frank Burnet & Boston in Glasgow, T J Beveridge & Dallachy in Dunfermline during which time he gained experience in domestic work, schools and industrial estate work, and Norman & Dawbarn in London. From June 1952 he began Stuart Stanley's correspondence course for his final architecture exam. In 1954 he took a post wirth Eugene C Kent in London as chief assistant. In November 1955 he sat the professional practice and practical experience exam and He was elected ARIBA on 6 March 1956, his proposers being Thomas J Beveridge, James Bell and Frank R Burnet. He was elected ARIAS the same year.

During his student years and afterwards Barclay made various tours on the continent. During the vacations he studied architecture in Scandinavia, Italy, France, Austria and Spain. From December 1954 to May 1955 he visited the USA and Canada where he obtained some practice building experience.

In 1956 he entered the office of James W Reid and became 'sole principal'. He was joined in the practice by Robert McLaren and Geoffrey Jarvis and the name was changed to Lothian Barclay & Jarvis when Jarvis became a partner in 1959. He may have operated the practice as S Lothian Barclay for a short time but it had become Lothian Barclay Jarvis within a year. In 1961 John Boys was taken into partnership, the practice then becoming Lothian Barclay Jarvis & Boys.

Barclay was elected FRIBA on 4 February 1970, proposed by Jack Coia, John Boys and Geoffrey Jarvis. Coia described Barclay in his statement as 'a man of dignity'.

In about 1970 the practice name changed again to the Boys Jarvis Partnership after the retirement of Lothian Barclay in that year. A second office was opened on Bute. In 1987 the practice was dissolved with one part becoming the John Boys Architects. On the retirement of John Boys in 1993, the practice was taken over by James Cuthbertson and became James G Cuthbertson: Architects.

Barclay died after a fall in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow on 29 June 2007, survived by his wife, Sylvia Joyce Warren and at least one son, Gordon J Barclay.


Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 4Glendoune/996, Great Western Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1953After 1956Served as both home and work address around 1956.
Item 3 of 419, Woodside Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1965 *After 1970 
Item 4 of 4Westerton House, Balloch, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19702007 

* 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 7James William Reid  Assistant 
Item 2 of 7Frank Burnet & Boston1950 Assistant 
Item 3 of 7T J Beveridge & Dallachyc. 1950 Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Norman & Dawbarn (or Norman & Dowborn)c. 1950 Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Eugene C Kent1954 Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Lothian Barclay Jarvisc. 1959c. 1960Partner 
Item 7 of 7Lothian Barclay Jarvis & Boys19611970  


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6James Bell6 March 1956For Associateship
Item 2 of 6Thomas Johnston Beveridge6 March 1956For Associateship
Item 3 of 6John Philip Boys4 February 1970For Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Frank Russell Burnet6 March 1956For Associateship
Item 5 of 6Jack Antonio Coia4 February 1970For Fellowship
Item 6 of 6William Geoffrey Jarvis4 February 1970For Fellowship

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 171959Chivas Regal Building with warehousing, bottling and officesPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandFirst warehouses constructed. 25 September 1959
Item 2 of 171959Chivas Regal Building with warehousing, bottling and officesPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 3 of 171963Isle of Jura Distillery Isle of JuraArgyllScotland 
Item 4 of 171963Sacred Heart SchoolBridgeton GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 171965Holy Family SchoolKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 6 of 171966Blending & Bottling Plant for for Clan Munro Whisky LtdCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 171966Glenallachie DistilleryAberlour BanffshireScotland 
Item 8 of 171966Head office for Hugh Leggat LtdBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 171966SSEB officesWindyhill, Bearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 171966University of Glasgow, veterinary field stationClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 11 of 171967Lenzie Moss SchoolKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 12 of 171968Abronhill Primary School (No 2)Cumbernauld LanarkshireScotlandin progress 1970
Item 13 of 171968Albert Primary SchoolSpringburn GlasgowScotlandin progress 1970
Item 14 of 171968Dawsholm Refuse Disposal PlantMaryhill GlasgowScotlandin progress 1970
Item 15 of 171968Middleton Municipal incineratorMiddleton ManchesterEngland 
Item 16 of 171968ShambalaGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 171969Duck Bay Hotel , Restaurant and MarinaLoch Lomond DunbartonshireScotlandMainly responsible


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp143

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2007Summer Death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Stuart Lothian Barclay: A no17547, F no6942 (Combined Box 167)