Basic Biographical Details

Name: Martin Fraser Kirkwood
Born: 14 February 1922
Died: 17 May 2011
Bio Notes: Martin Fraser Kirkwood was born near Beauly, Inverness-shire on 14 February 1922, and was educated in Beauly and Inverness. After serving with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps during the Second World War, he studied architecture at Gray's School of Art and Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, Aberdeen. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1951 and passed the qualifying exam in 1952. He was elected ARIAS in 1964.

He then took up a post with Ross & Cromarty County Council Architect's Department in Dingwall, where he remained for the rest of his career. His work included schools and hostels across the north and west of Scotland.

After his retirement in 1974, he extended and modernised his family home and was happy to give architectural advice to friends, neighbours and churches. A devoted family man, he also spent time tending his croft near Beauly and assisting at his local church where he was an elder and treasurer.

He died on 17 May 2011, survived by his wife Mary, children Rosemary and James, and several grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 13, Broallan, Kilmorack, Beauly, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954After 1964 

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 1Ross & Cromarty County Council Architects' Department19521974  

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 21954(?)Secondary School at the Nicolson InstituteStornoway Ross and CromartyScotlandassisted R. W. Fraser, per Builder p1034 - CHECK dates
Item 2 of 21972Fortrose AcademyFortrose Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions - working for Ross and Cromarty County Council


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder7 June 1957  p1034
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly2011WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.95: obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership