Basic Site Details

Name: Fife Arms Hotel
Town, district or village: Braemar
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: BRAEMAR .A commencement has been made with rebuilding tho Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar. The plans and specifications have been prepared by Mr. A. Marshall Mackenzie, ARSA Aberdeen, and a start has already been made with the work. The undertaking will take three years to complete, and in order that the tourist season may not be interfered with, the work is to be done in sections. The first part of the building will be completed in time for the season of 1898. [Building News 14 January 1898 p56]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 12-12, Mar RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418971898Alterations and additionsMajor reconstruction including additional floor
Item 2 of 4c. 1905  New porch
Item 3 of 41906 Alterations and additionsWest wing rebuilt
Item 4 of 419261927 Alterations to main hotel, stables, farm and laundry


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 10Alexander Marshall Mackenzie A18971898Major reconstruction including additional floor
Item 2 of 10A Marshall Mackenzie & Son Bc. 1905 New porch
Item 3 of 10Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie Bc. 1905 New porch
Item 4 of 10Alexander Marshall Mackenzie Bc. 1905 New porch
Item 5 of 10James Brown Nicol C1906 West wing rebuilt
Item 6 of 10Kelly & Nicol C1906 West wing rebuilt
Item 7 of 10William Kelly C1906 West wing rebuilt
Item 8 of 10George Bennett Mitchell  19261927Alterations to main hotel, stables, farm and laundry
Item 9 of 10Grampian Regional Council Architects Department G1990 Stables modernised as a visitot centre - John McRobert project architect
Item 10 of 10John McRobert G1990 Stables modernised as a visitor centre


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Trust Houses Ltd, The1926-27 alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp393

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 November 1897  p456
Item 2 of 2Building News14 January 1898  p56

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell and Son Collection GBM/1920/45/1-12
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register6292 
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 31119/1-5
Item 4 of 4Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)