Basic Site Details

Name: Lochaber High School
Town, district or village: Fort William
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: approx. cost 270,000
19-acre site about 2 miles from the old building; no primary dept.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419591960Build/construction 
Item 2 of 422 July 1960 Openedby Under-secretary of State, Scottish Office Mr. N. MacPherson per Builder p174
Item 3 of 41967 Addition4-storey extension
Item 4 of 41976 AdditionFurther extension


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 7Edward Alexander Meldrum A19591960As Deputy County Architect
Item 2 of 7Inverness County Architect's Office A19591960 
Item 3 of 7Alexander Macfie Fulton B1967 4-sotrey extension - as job architect.
Item 4 of 7Douglas William McNair Calder B1967 4-storey extension - as County Architect.
Item 5 of 7Inverness County Architect's Office B1967 4-storey extension - with Calder as County Architect and A M Fulton and W Watson as job architects.
Item 6 of 7W Watson B1967 4-storey extension as job architect.
Item 7 of 7Highland Regional Council Department of Architectural Services C1976 Further extension.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Inverness Education Authority 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp242

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 July 1960  'New Schools for Old' p174

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 Edward Alexander Meldrum's papers: A no12441 and F no5735 (Combined Box 97)