Basic Site Details

Name: Mackie Academy
Town, district or village: Stonehaven
City or county: Kincardineshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Competition assessor for original building: A Marshall Mackenzie. New building cost 30,000. Consists of two large blocks, with connecting corridor. One block contains the general classrooms and the other the science departments, the dining room etc.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Arduthie SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Arduthie RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51892  competition
Item 2 of 51903 AdditionWings added
Item 3 of 51921 Build/constructionSchool war memorial
Item 4 of 51929  Destroyed by fire
Item 5 of 51930  Rebuilding after fire 'in progress'


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9Duncan McMillan A1892 Won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 9John Ross McMillan A1892 Won competition and secured job - as assistant to his father prior to being taken into partnership
Item 3 of 9James Brown Nicol E1903 Addition of wings
Item 4 of 9Kelly & Nicol E1903 Addition of wings
Item 5 of 9William Kelly E1903 Addition of wings
Item 6 of 9John Ellis H1921 School war memorial
Item 7 of 9(Captain) Douglas Stuart McMillan B1930 'in progress'
Item 8 of 9D & J R McMillan B1930 'in progress'
Item 9 of 9John Ross McMillan B1930 'in progress'


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Geddes, Jane2001Deeside and the Mearns: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIAS/Rutland Pressp18
Item 2 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp724

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder29 June 1928CXXXIV Obituary of Duncan McMillan

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Ross McMillan: F v18 no 1214; Douglas S McMillan: L no 3535 (box 13)