Basic Biographical Details

Name: James (or Hamish) Ponton Hastie
Born: 12 March 1913
Died: 11 June 1993
Bio Notes: James (or Hamish - he used both names) Ponton Hastie was born on 12 March 1913, the son of William Hastie, railway audit clerk, and his wife Isabella Janet Hogg. He was articled to Lyle & Constable from 1928 to 1933, attending classes at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. On completing his apprenticeship he continued his studies for a further year full-time, and in 1934 received a bursary from the College enabling him to make a two-week architectural study tour of Holland. He joined Tarbolton & Ochterlony as assistant in the same year, leaving the following year to take up a position as assistant in the Architecture Department of the Department of Agriculture for Scotland. Owing to 'private circumstances' he did not carry his School of Architecture studies through to the diploma, but instead sat and passed the final exam in July 1936. He was admitted ARIBA on 30 November that year, his proposers being James Macgregor, John Begg and Harold Ogle Tarbolton. He was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. Later in his career he worked for the Scottish Office rising to the post of 'principal officer'.

Hastie later moved to Dunblane and then to Milnathort, where he had retired by 1982, the year in which he resigned his membership of the RIBA. He died on 11 July 1993 at the Royal Infirmary in Perth. He had been married twice, first to Rose Decima Duncan and second to Betty Alice McKenzie or Geddes.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 421, Albany Terrace, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness  Addess of the Department of Agriculture
Item 2 of 430, Glendevon Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1936After 1939 
Item 3 of 419, Ochlochy Park, Dunblane, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1939Before 1982 
Item 4 of 44, Reid Crescent, Milnathort, Kinross-shire, ScotlandPrivate19821993 

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 3Lyle & Constable19281933Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Tarbolton & Ochterlony19341934 or 1935Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Department of Agriculture for Scotland (later Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland)1935After 1950AssistantIn Edinburgh office and by 1950 in the Dundee office.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Macgregor30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle Tarbolton30 November 1936for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6160 (combined box 122)