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As the COVID-19 situation develops and we find ourselves in unpredictable times, our priorities are to preserve the health and wellbeing of our staff and to continue to provide an excellent service to our clients, so we are following advice from both the UK and Scottish Governments and working from home in the hope of preventing further spread of the virus.

Since we already offer flexible working to our team to accommodate family and other commitments, there should be no impact on the service you continue to receive from us.

Communication is the key, particularly in times like this so we will keep you updated on our website and you can continue to contact us on or on 01592 873535.

We’re Hiring…

We are currently recruiting for an Architect or Architectural Technician with proven Revit experience on large scale collaborative commercial projects to join our team in Dunfermline, Fife.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum 4 years Revit experience and have an excellent ability to coordinate and produce detailed information for construction. The role requires a strong technical ability with a positive approach to work and the ability to perform well to deadlines. Please note that candidates should be prepared for a brief Revit proficiency test.

Experience of Microstation is advantageous as well as a clean driving licence. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

This position offers a competitive Salary and Benefits package.

No agencies please.


Email your CV (10Mb max) to before 16th August 2019.

New Office!

We have had a busy couple of months relocating to our new office in Dunfermline and are now happily settled into our new environment, enjoying the many benefits our new home offers us.

Rossend Castle no longer served our needs so, after much deliberation, we made the difficult decision to move.  While it has been a mammoth task to clear out our home of over 40 years, it has given us a great opportunity to streamline our practice and the whole process has actually been very liberating!

It’s been a great experience to start from a blank sheet and apply the knowledge and expertise of the whole team in the planning of our studio and ancillary space. We now have a comfortable, efficient and open workspace that creates more opportunities for discussion and collaboration across the team.

Our new location in central Dunfermline gives us access to a whole host of amenities; we are merely a short stroll away from a variety of cafés, restaurants, high street and boutique shops and businesses, not to mention the beautiful Pittencrieff park with Dunfermline Palace to the eastern side and Dunfermline Abbey to the west. What a privilege to be in such close proximity to a site of architectural and historical significance! There’s also the added advantage of being well placed for quick access to all the major transport links for the whole of Scotland.

Our practice has a long and varied history and we see this move as the start of a brand new chapter in our story. We look forward to continuing to add to our impressive portfolio, providing valuable expertise, inspirational design and ultimately delivering the best results for our clients.

We’re Hiring!

Architect and/or Architectural Technician

We are currently recruiting for 2 positions within our team at Rossend Castle in Fife.

One is for a qualified Architect with around 5 years post Part III experience to work on a variety of commercial, leisure and domestic projects. Proficiency in Microstation is essential for this post as is the ability to run projects through to completion and communicate clearly with the client and other members of the design team.

We also have an opportunity for a Revit experienced Architect or Architectural Technician to work on an exciting city centre project for which experience in the commercial sector would be a distinct advantage.

For both positions, candidates must have a strong technical ability with a positive approach to work and be able to perform well to deadlines.

In addition, proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign and Sketchup would be preferred. A clean driving licence would also be beneficial. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. No Agency applications please.

Interested? Email your CV (max 10Mb) to:

Eighty Years in Practice

This year marks 80 years in practice for Hurd Rolland, and 40 years in our home at Rossend Castle. These images give a snapshot of our work through the decades.  With our Capital Square project starting on site in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district, and with many other great projects underway, we’re looking forward to an exciting future.
Images (from top left): Ravelston Garden, Edinburgh, 1930s; Linburn House, Lundin Links, 1940s; Canongate, Edinburgh, 1950s; Kyle Primary School, 1960s; Rossend Castle, Burntisland, 1970s; British Golf Museum, St Andrews, 1980s; University of Stirling, 1990s; Eastgate, Inverness, 2000s; Capital Square, Edinburgh, 2010s.


Cardy Net House selected for RIAS 2020 Visions Publication

ROLL 20We’ve just been informed that our Cardy Net House project has been selected by the RIAS for their 2020 Visions publication. The house will be published in a book, and displayed in an exhibition, in a project created by the RIAS to celebrate the 100 best houses and housing projects in Scotland over the last 20 years.

You can read more about the Cardy Net House here.





Donald Canavan elected Fellow of the RIAS

News_0005_Image_170323_DonaldWe are delighted to announce that at the RIAS Council on 15th March 2017 one of our partners, Donald Canavan was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.  The RIAS only considers individuals for this honour who have many years of significant accomplishment within the profession.
This is a tremendous achievement and reflects the continuing commitment Hurd Rolland have had to the Profession in Scotland since its inception as LA Rolland and Robert Hurd and Partners 80 years ago. Congratulations Donald!  Photo credit: Malcolm Cochrane.