Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Bethune Cockburn
Born: 18 February 1925
Bio Notes: David Bethune Cockburn was born on 18 February 1925, the son of David Cockburn, motor and cycle agent and his wife Agnes Watt. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1950. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and was awarded the degree of DA in 1951 and his diploma in town planning in 1952. He was elected ARIBA in 1952 and ARIAS in 1964.

In 1960 Cochrane had a post with Fife County Architect's Department, Cupar. He had moved to become Perth Burgh Architect by 1965, remaining there until at least 1975. He was elected ARIAS in 1964. He later became Stirling County Architect. [This fact needs to be checked]. He had retired by the early 1980s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Agda/26, Bingham Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950After 1953 
Item 2 of 4Birkbrae, Blebo Craigs, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1964 *  
Item 3 of 454, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1979Early 1980s 
Item 4 of 4Blebo Craigs, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1980s  

* 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 3Fife County Architect's Department1960 Architect 
Item 2 of 3Perth Town Council Architect's OfficeBefore 19651975Chief Architect 
Item 3 of 3Stirling County Council Architects' Department1970s Chief ArchitectThis needs to be checked.

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 11964Gannochy Trust Sports Complex, with Bell Sports Centre and Gannochy Sports PavilionPerth PerthshireScotlandBell Sports Centre - as Perth Burgh Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp646
Item 2 of 5RIBA1951The RIBA Kalendar 1951-52   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 2 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership