Designed for J.R.A Hay in 1915 by Percival Hill Mitchelson in the Arts and Crafts tradition with ground floor in red brick and contrasting first floor in rough-cast plaster, the house is named after a district in Perth, Scotland, Hay’s birthplace. In 1961 it was home to journalist and historian A.P. Cartwright, and in 1988 Bruce Fordyce moved in with his family. Nine times winner of the Comrades Marathon and several ultra long-distance races internationally, Fordyce popularised parkrun s enabling people to run freely in a safe green environment.
6 Barkly Road, Parktown