Balhousie Coupar Angus resident James Chambers is making the most of his 100th birthday, with celebrations at the care home and with his family and friends.

James, who turned 100 on July 16, was born in Tates Lane, Dundee. Educated at Blackness Primary and Harris Academy, James attended University College Dundee, part of St Andrews University, where he got a 1st class honours in Zoology. He went on to work at the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie. James’ other jobs included a Chartered Accountant and an engineer with the RAF during World War II, when he was stationed in Canada.

He married wife Barbara in 1954 in a chapel at St Andrews University, and they started married life back at Tates Lane, Dundee. They were parents to daughter Anne and son Eric. James retired in 1979, enjoying fishing, reading, gardening and holidaying in the north west of Scotland.

As part of his birthday celebrations, James is paying a visit to Ballathie House Hotel with family and friends. The care home will put on a separate birthday party for James, including entertainment.