Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alistair Maclachlan Smith
Born: 6 February 1932
Died: May 2013
Bio Notes: Alistair Maclachlan Smith studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and was admitted ARIBA in 1955 (RIBA Directory 1964) or 1965 (RIBA Directory 1970). He became an Associate of the RIAS in 1961. He joined the practice of Henry Wylie & Partners before 1964. In 1981 Smith was practising as Alistair M Smith, in association with Roth & Partners in Chicester and F Rometee in Chartres, France. There was a branch office in Inverness at this date. By 1994 he was practising on his own from The Coach House, 11C West Castle Road, Edinburgh.

He died in May 2013.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Ferliehald, West Linton, Peeblesshire, ScotlandPrivate1964 *  
Item 2 of 411A, West Castle Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 3 of 412, Manor Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1979 *After 1984 
Item 4 of 43, Gordon Terrace, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1981 * Branch office

* 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 2Alistair M Smith & Partners1970s Partner 
Item 2 of 2Henry Wylie & Partners1970 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 64After 1957Eglinton Hotels  EdinburghScotlandInterior upgrade and installation of bathrooms
Item 2 of 64After 1957Leith Public Health HospitalLeith EdinburghScotlandUpgrading of three wards
Item 3 of 641959British Olivetti Company Showroom  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 641959Kellie CastlePittenweem FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 641959McCallum Advertising Showrooms  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 641959Office premises for Equity & Law  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 641960sBank of Scotland, New Town Branch  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation and improvement scheme.
Item 8 of 641960sBritish Olivetti Showroom  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 641960sCator Consolidated Properties Ltd office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 641960sFalkirk Metropolitan HotelFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandComplete interior design
Item 11 of 641960sHydropathic InstitutionNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandSwimming pool, recreation rooms, and banqueting rooms
Item 12 of 641960sJ C White Ltd office development   Scotland 
Item 13 of 641960sJohn Menzies & Co Ltd despatch depot  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 641960sKames Development Scheme ButeButeScotland 
Item 15 of 641960sOffice premises for JW and RN Oswald CA  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 641960sPrivate house   Scotland 
Item 17 of 641960sPrivate house  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 641960sR & W Advertising premises   ScotlandAlterations and improvements
Item 19 of 641960sUnion Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation and improvement scheme.
Item 20 of 641960Craiglynne HotelGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotlandExtension and improvements
Item 21 of 641960Dano Plant Buildings (Municipal Refuse Disposal)East Calder West LothianScotland 
Item 22 of 641960University of Edinburgh, royal dispensary  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation
Item 23 of 641961Sandersons wallpaper showrooms  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 641962British Linen Bank  EdinburghScotlandInternal remodelling
Item 25 of 641962Showrooms for Justerini & Brooks  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 641963Caledonian Insurance Company  EdinburghScotlandDevelopment of hotel including 7-storey extension at east to contain 100 bedrooms, banqueting room and kitchen services.
Item 27 of 641963Dano Plant buildings (Municipal Refuse Buildings)Paisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 28 of 641966Stock Exchange premises  EdinburghScotlandRehousing, planning and interior design fo Exchange Hall and offices
Item 29 of 641967Office block for Naviewland Properties Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 641968Despatch depot building for John MenziesAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 31 of 641968Despatch depot building for John MenziesKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 32 of 641968Despatch depot building for John Menzies  GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 64Before 1968Edinburgh Life Assurance Company  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation and improvement scheme.
Item 34 of 64Before 1968Trefoil SchoolGogarburn EdinburghScotlandRecreation room and theraputic swimming pool
Item 35 of 641969Highlands and Islands Development Board exhibition  LondonEngland 
Item 36 of 64After 196World Tavern  EdinburghScotland 
Item 37 of 64Early 1960sOffices for Thomson McLintock  EdinburghScotlandOffice premises for Thomson McLintock CA
Item 38 of 641970sCommercial depot for H G Bremner   Scotland 
Item 39 of 641970sConservation Study, Melville Street  EdinburghScotlandConservation report
Item 40 of 641970sForth Bridge Lodge HotelSouth Queensferry West LothianScotland 
Item 41 of 641970sLuxury flatsDalkeith  Scotland 
Item 42 of 641970sScheme of housing for the elderly   Scotland 
Item 43 of 641970sSt Ermin's Hotel  LondonEngland 
Item 44 of 641970sWallace Arnold housing   Scotland 
Item 45 of 64After 1972Offices for Sedgwick Forbes, insurance brokers  EdinburghScotlandSuite of interiors
Item 46 of 641973Sunbury Works, office and showroom for Whytock & Reid  EdinburghScotland 
Item 47 of 641975Lennox Tower Gardens housingBalerno MidlothianScotlandMay not be involved?
Item 48 of 641981House and chalet development Aviemore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 49 of 64Before 1981Bank of Scotland branchAviemore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 50 of 64Before 1981Fire StationPortreeIsle of SkyeInverness-shireScotland 
Item 51 of 64Before 1981Harestanes Visitor CentreJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 52 of 64Before 1981Headquarters Buildings for Northern Area Fire BoardInverness Inverness-shireScotlandExtension
Item 53 of 64Before 1981Health CentreAviemore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 54 of 64Before 1981HouseBoat of Garten Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 55 of 64Before 1981House for Mr A C C Smith  EdinburghScotland 
Item 56 of 64Before 1981Housing developmentUphall West LothianScotland 
Item 57 of 64Before 1981Kilconquhar HouseKilconquhar FifeScotlandRehabilitation of Castle
Item 58 of 64Before 1981Leisure DevelopmentAviemore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 59 of 64Before 1981Lovat Arms HotelFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 60 of 64Before 1981Murrayfield Ice RinkMurrayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 61 of 64Before 1981Office for Bishop & Sons Depositories  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding
Item 62 of 64Before 1981Office for NMLAS  EdinburghScotlandConservation project and office development
Item 63 of 64Before 1981Retail warehouse for Sankeys  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment
Item 64 of 64Before 1981Shop for G MorrisonFort Augustus Inverness-shireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 7RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 2 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 7RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 7 of 7Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p11 George Hotel/Caledonian Insurance, Edinburgh
p12 Showrooms for Justerini & Brooks

Archive References

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