Basic Site Details

Name: Anderson's Institution
Town, district or village: Forres
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Anderson's Primary SchoolYesSince 1926
Item 2 of 2Forres Academy  

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 1High Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41823   
Item 2 of 41924  Substantial additions to house Forres Academy
Item 3 of 45 April 1957 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'plans in hand for extensions at Forres Academy, est. cost ₤63,000' per Builder p656
Item 4 of 4After 1959Before 1963Alterations and additionsExtensions


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 5William Robertson  1823  
Item 2 of 5John Wittet A1924 Substantial additions to house Forres Academy
Item 3 of 5John Findlay  5 April 1957 per Builder p656
Item 4 of 5Kenneth Richardson Mackenzie CAfter 1959Before 1963Extension as architect with Moray & Nairn Architect's Department- scheme passed to consultants
Item 5 of 5Morayshire County Architect's Office (later Moray & Nairn Joint County Council) CAfter 1959Before 1963With Kenneth Mackenzie intially in charge - but scheme passed to consultants.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp454, 634

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 April 1957  p656

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Elgin Library, Local Heritage CentreWittets & Co Collection DAWP2123/1-6 (1924)
Item 2 of 3Moray Heritage LibraryMoray ArchivesZBFo SUAn 632/826 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Wittet: F no 2490 (box 7); Kenneth R Mackenzie: F no6903 (Combined Box 165)