Basic Biographical Details

Name: Iain Dewar Haig
Born: 21 June 1921
Bio Notes: Iain Dewar Haig was born on 21 June 1921. In 1939-40 he spent some time as an articled pupil in the office of Lorimer & Matthew. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Navy. After demobilisation, between 1946 and 1950 he studied for the diploma in architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. From 1950-55 he was senior assistant in the practice of David Carr and Stewart Matthew where he worked on a variety of minor projects. He was elected ARIBA in 1951 (and ARIAS in 1955). He was elected FRIAS in 1966 and FRIBA in 1968, propsed for the latter by John Holt, William R Wellwood and Thomas Duncan.

In 1955 he moved as senior assistant architect to the South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board working in the Edinburgh office. He was job architect for the Outpatient Department at the Western General Hospital and for the laboratories. From 1961-63 he was principal assistant architect and in 1963 he was promoted to the post of Assistant Regional Architect. Among other jobs, in the 1970s he undertook worked on health centres in the Scottish Borders.

He resigned from RIBA in 1980 and retired in 1986.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 39, Carlton Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1950After 1953 
Item 2 of 316, Colville Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1957After 1968 
Item 3 of 341, Great King Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1960 *After 1970 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Holt17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2William Ritchie Wellwood17 July 1968For Fellowship

His third proposer was Thomas Duncan but it is not clear who this was as there are several Thomas Duncans of the correct period.

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Alan George Jamieson17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2James Robertson Marshall5 June 1968for Fellowship

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 151950Farm cottagesWinchburgh West LothianScotlandAs assistant with practice
Item 2 of 15After 1950Crawford's Restaurant  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant with practice
Item 3 of 15After 1951R W Forsyth Ltd Department Store  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - as assistant
Item 4 of 151954Duddingston Primary SchoolDuddingston EdinburghScotlandAs assistant worked on early stages of design
Item 5 of 15November 1957(?)Leith Fort HousingLeith EdinburghScotlandwith J R. Marshall - special mention, per Builder 31 January 1958 p214 (NB Builder gives name incorrectly as I E Haig )
Item 6 of 15c. 1958Western General Hospital, central microbiology laboratory  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandAs job architect with SERHB.
Item 7 of 151959Randolph Wemyss Memorial HospitalDenbeath/Methil FifeScotlandS extension - as Assistant Regional Architect designed and constructed geriatric wards.
Item 8 of 151961Cameron Hospital Geriatric ExtensionWindygates FifeScotlandGeriatric block added - as architect with South East Regional Hospital Board
Item 9 of 151965Western General Hospital, Scottish Health Service Centre  EdinburghScotlandAs Assistant Regional Architect
Item 10 of 151966Western General, Outpatient, Casualty and Diagnostic Block  EdinburghScotlandAs Assistant Regional Architect
Item 11 of 15c. 1967Infectious Diseases HospitalBuckhaven FifeScotlandGeriatric wards added
Item 12 of 151970s(?)Health CentreGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandAs Assistant Regional Architect
Item 13 of 151972Health CentreSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandAs Assistant Regional Architect
Item 14 of 151977Health CentreColdstream BerwickshireScotlandAs Assistant Regional Architect
Item 15 of 151985Infectious Diseases HospitalLinlithgow West LothianScotlandAs Assistant Regional Architect - new ward added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder31 January 1958  'Housing Development, Leith Fort, Edinburgh,' per Builder p214-223

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Ian Haig's daughter, Karin HaigInformation emailed to Dictionary  
Item 2 of 3Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 3 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership