JAMES ATTWOOD MEMORIAL LECTURE
TOWN HOUSE, INVERNESS
THURSDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 2016
Hosted by IAA – the Inverness Architectural Association
HIGHLAND ARCHITECTURAL/INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE - JOSEPH MITCHELL of Forres/Inverness
by Speaker Andrew Wright OBE, PPRIAS, RIBA, Chartered Architect & Heritage Consultant
Andrew Wright receiving the CPDC James Attwood Shield from Depute Inverness Provost Bet McAllister and James Attwood Jr (son of Prof James Attwood)
Andrew Wright OBE drew upon a lifetime’s interest in industrial archaeology and, in particular, railway history in recounting the remarkable achievements of the Highland’s foremost civil engineer, Joseph Mitchell, 1803-1883
What, perhaps, is less appreciated was his skill as an architect, a talent he put to good advantage in the building of his own villa at Viewhill and in the artistry he applied to the many structures that grace the Highland landscape.
Mitchell's works included responsibility for Highlands roads and bridges, from age 21, railways, 40 Highland and Island churches, and Fishery Harbours throughout Scotland.
CPDC-HI Chair Alan Higgins gave a biography of Prof James Attwood's life and many achievements for Inverness, Europe and in several middle-east and indian postings.