Survey by James Collie

The Burgh of Dundee, before the Ordnance Survey started their large scale 1:500 survey of 1857/8, contracted the Aberdonian architect and civil engineer, James Collie (see The Dictionary of Scottish Architects website), to draw up plans of the town showing contours and principal drains.

Collie was born about 1810 and by the early 1830s had set up in practice in Glasgow. By 1864 he was operating mainly as a civil engineer in Edinburgh, mainly with railway works.



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