Tain Folk - Some Famous People

Tain Community Collage

Andrew Maitland

Photograph of Andrew Maitland - Architect



Architect Andrew Maitland (1802-94) came to Tain in 1842 to work on Balnagown Castle. He established a business which later became Andrew Maitland & Sons when his sons James and Andrew joined him. The Maitlands were responsible for many notable buildings in Tain and elsewhere in Ross-shire. They were known for their high-quality work and variety of styles. Among their buildings in Tain are the Royal Hotel (1870) and Parish Church (1891/2). Their office, built in an unusual arts and crafts style, had Tain's first telephone, Tain 1. The business was sold off in the 1920s.

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