Basic Site Details

Name: Secondary School at the Nicolson Institute
Town, district or village: Stornoway
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: designed to accommodate 750 pupils; building and adjoining playing fields completed in three years at a cost of approx. ₤300,000; consulting structural engineer - F. A. MacDonald & Partners; electrical - Malcolm & Allan; clerk of works - Martin Ewer; builders - A. Hall & Son (Builders), Ltd.; details of subcontractors & suppliers, p1035

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 1Springfield Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219541957Build/construction 
Item 2 of 27 June 1957 Opened'New Secondary School at the Nicolson Institute, by Sir John Stirling, KT, MBE, CL, TD, Convener of the County Council of Ross and Cromarty' per Builder p1035


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 4Martin Fraser Kirkwood  1954(?)1957assisted R. W. Fraser, per Builder p1034 - CHECK dates
Item 2 of 4Robert William Fraser  1954(?)1957Architect in charge, per Builder 7 June 1957, p1034
Item 3 of 4Ross & Cromarty County Council Architects' Department A19541957With Leask as Chief Architect and R W Fraser as architect-in-charge
Item 4 of 4Peter Shearer Leask  7 June 1957 County Architect, per Builder p1034

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Nicolson InstituteProbably accommodated Infant and Elementary classes. Demolished except for tower.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp630

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder7 June 1957  pp1034-1037; photo and site plan p1034; photos - main entrance and view from north, p1035; plans and photo of north wing, p1036; photos of main classroom wing and assembly hall/gymasium and plans of classroom wing, p1037