Andrew McNab

Andrew McNab

Andrew (Andy) McNab passed away from cancer in March 2020.

Andy read Town and Country Planning at the then Poly and went to Westmorland. He was there for the transition from Local Government to National Park and Cumbria, an exciting time and a chance to write a new rule book.

He enjoyed orienteering, fell running and amateur dramatics. He and his wife Carolyn exchanged the fells for the wilds of Tasmania where an orienteer might happen across a huge monitor lizard. State planning there encouraged Andy to move into consultancy and he returned to the UK to join a firm in Oxford.

From there and London he worked across the world, specialising in environmental resource projects and strategic planning, such as airport extensions, new ports, fish farms, new towns, heritage work and national parks. He and his wife lived for short periods in Malaysia and China, the latter a constant source of fascination and frustration.

He retired to SW Scotland to create a large garden full of Australian and Chinese himalayan plants, besides serving with the Southern Upland Partnership and Crichton Carbon Centre. He is survived by his wife Carolyn and their sons Andrew and Douglas, the latter also a town planner.