Charles Strang for Jedburgh and District.

Charles Strang is an architect-planner based in St Boswells since 1979. He has worked for planning authorities, for the National Trust for Scotland (latterly as board Director responsible for its buildings, collections, gardens and policies), and on his own account.

He is a Vice-President of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, Committee Member of the Scottish Campaign for National Parks, (both bodies are promoting a Scottish Borders National Park), and a Director of the Southern Uplands Partnership.

Charles is married with three daughters and seven grandchildren, six of whom live in the Borders. An enthusiastic tennis player at St Boswells LTC, he is currently President of Tennis Borders.