Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Scott Beveridge
Born: 3 September 1949
Died: 14 February 2001
Bio Notes: John Scott Beveridge was born on 3 September 1949, the son of John Beveridge, fruit wholesaler, and his wife Williamina Anderson Scott. He was educated at Bearsden Academy and studied architecture at Strathclyde University. He was elected ARIBA in 1974. He worked as an assistant with Baxter Clark & Paul in Dundee and then Gynn & Duff in Glasgow. He co-founded the practice Valtos along with James W Gilchrist in 1976.

Beveridge made an important contribution to the community-based housing associations and carried out several tenement rehabilitation schemes. The techniques used were exported to Holland when he established a branch office of Valtos in The Hague. Later he also designed some new-build housing schemes for the SSHA.

The practice also carried out several projects for the Sultanate of Oman, especially during the 1980s. These included restorations of Omani forts and houses.

Beveridge's primary interest was in design. He advocated the use of the Valtos Grid which governed the principles of layout and proportion of new-build schemes. He was ready to embrace any new technology which aided the quality of design, contract documentation and practice management.

Beveridge was transferred to retired FRIAS in 1984. Gilchrist closed the practice after the death of Beveridge from motorneurone disease on 14 February 2001. He never lost his sense of humour and took a keen interest in architectural projects and current affairs right up to his death. He was survived by his wife Isobel Mitchell Banks and his son and daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Spittal Farm, Drumore Road, Killearn, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate 2001 
Item 2 of 2230, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1979 *  

* 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 3Baxter Clark & Paul1960s(?) Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Sidney T Gynn (erroneously Glynn) and G Campbell Duff1960s(?) Architect 
Item 3 of 3Valtos Chartered Architects1976 Partner 

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 41 96 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 41 Aberdeen Airport  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 41 BenRiach Glenlivet DistilleryGlenlivet BanffshireScotland 
Item 4 of 41 Blocks of buildings, Drysdale StreetAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 5 of 41 Clydesdale BankInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 41 College of Domestic Science  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 41 Commercial DevelopmentCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 41 Dumbarton MotelDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 9 of 41 Housing for the East of Scotland Housing AssociationBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 41 Lang Stracht Hotel and commercial developmentSummerhill AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 41 Lindsay Court, Dundee Technology Park  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 41 Local Authority housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 41 New Factory Buildings, Annick Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 41 Office block, West Nile Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 41 Offices for Claben Ltd (Hauliers)  AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 41 Offices for Clydebank District CouncilClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 17 of 41 Offices for Conoco Limited  AberdeenScotland 
Item 18 of 41 Paisley District General HospitalPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 41 Penny Lane HousingNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 20 of 41 Peterhead     
Item 21 of 41 Playhouse Site  AberdeenScotland 
Item 22 of 41 Seafield Place HousingPortsoy Banffshire  
Item 23 of 41 Shopping Development for Fine FareBridge of Don AberdeenScotland 
Item 24 of 41 SSEB training CentreCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 25 of 41 St Peter's Street Housing and Commercial DevelopmentPeterhead Aberdeenshire  
Item 26 of 41 Strathmore Housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 27 of 41 Telephone Exchange  AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 41 Tillydrone licensed premises  AberdeenScotland 
Item 29 of 41 United States Airforce AccommodationDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 30 of 41 Whinnieknowe Gardens HousingNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 31 of 411964(?)Timex Factory  DundeeScotland 
Item 32 of 411967Ballater Golf ClubBallater AberdeenshireScotlandExtensions
Item 33 of 411969Old Luss Road HousingHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 34 of 411970Montrose Asylum, Angus HouseHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandUpgrading
Item 35 of 411971Public LibraryBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 36 of 411971Special School for Dumbarton County CouncilDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 37 of 411971Speculative Private Housing, MansfieldTain Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 38 of 411971Telephone Exchange North Berwick East LothianScotlandExtension
Item 39 of 411971Tollgate Public House  CoventryEngland 
Item 40 of 411973Dundee High School  DundeeScotlandSports club added
Item 41 of 411981Upper Dens redevelopment  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp35
Item 2 of 2Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p66-7 Offices for Claben Ltd

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2001v12, no5 Obituary, p11

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 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership