Basic Site Details

Name: Drill Hall
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Incorporated into Elgin Library in 1997. CHECK: building dates are after dissolution of A & W Reid & Wittet practice (1903).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 13rd Volunteer Battalion Seaforth Highlanders HQ  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cooper ParkYes 
Item 2 of 2Harveystank RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 221 March 1905 Foundation stone 
Item 2 of 227 February 1906 Opened 


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 3John Wittet A19051906 
Item 2 of 3A & W Reid & Wittet A?19051906 
Item 3 of 3William Charles Reid A?19051906 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 13rd Volunteer Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp593

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Elgin Courant10 January 1905  p4, col 5
Item 2 of 5Elgin Courant21 March 1905  p7, col 3-4
Item 3 of 5Elgin Courant27 February 1906  p5, col 5
Item 4 of 5Forres Gazette22 March 1905  p3, col 5
Item 5 of 5Northern Scot11 June 1904  p3, col 3-4

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Elgin Library, Local Heritage CentreWittets & Co Collection DAWP3366/1-5 (1905)
Item 2 of 2Moray Council Local Heritage CentreLibindx online genealogical search