Sir Robert Rowand Anderson

1834 - 1921

Architect. Born in Edinburgh, the son of a solicitor, Anderson was Scotland's leading architect at the end of the 19th century. He worked in many styles from 'Scottish Gothic' through to classical, and his public buildings include the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the McEwan Graduation Hall and Medical School for the University of Edinburgh. He was knighted in 1902, primarily for his work on Balmoral Castle.

He maintained homes in Rutland Square and Colinton (Edinburgh).

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