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Colin McWilliam (1928—1989) was a Scottish architecture academic and author.

Born in London, he graduated from the University of Cambridge and became Director of the Scottish National Buildings Record, then the Assistant Secretary of the National Trust for Scotland. He also directed architectural history and conservation at Heriot-Watt University. He was also a founder of the Dictionary of Scottish Architects Project.

In the 1970s he was approached by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner who having completed the The Buildings of England series, was keen to extend the project to cover the rest of the UK. McWilliam went on to co-write two volumes in The Buildings of Scotland series and became the project's editor.

He also designed a desk and a bookcase incorporating copies of a portrait medallion of Robert Adam by James Tassie, for the Cabinet Room in Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland.

Colin McWilliam is commemorated on a plaque in Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh.

He was the father of the author Candia McWilliam.

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Total Books: 4
Edinburgh Revised
1991 - Edinburgh Revised [Pevsner Architectural Guides] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300096729
ISBN-10: 0300096720
Genre: History
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Edinburgh
1985 - Edinburgh [The Buildings of Scotland] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780140710687
ISBN-10: 014071068X
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Lothian
1978 - Lothian [The Buildings of England, Ireland, Scotl] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780300096262
ISBN-10: 0300096267
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