The Mackie Watson scheme: The three plans - SMC114

Between May 1907 and October 1908 three Scottish architects submitted competing plans for the restoration of St Magnus Cathedral. These architects were Mr George M. Watson, Mr Hippolyte J. Blanc, and Mr John Kinross.

An adjudicating architect, Mr Burnet, was nominated to choose the best scheme. George Mackie Watson was chosen as the winner and his plan became the basis for the restoration.

Kirkwall Town Council, Kirkwall Presbytery, and the Heritors of Kirkwall all agreed to the proposed scheme of restoration.

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