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Iain Forbes was born in Dundee in October 1948. He attended Blackness Primary School which stood on Blackness Road opposite the top of Annfield Street and is now demolished, then progressed to Harris Academy in 1960. Forbes attended Queen’s College/University of Dundee between 1966 and 1970, studying Civil Engineering. He left Dundee in November 1970 for a job with Leicester City Council and then moved to London in late 1974, where he qualified as a Chartered Engineer in 1976. Forbes held posts in the Engineering and Transportation fields for various local authorities in London until 2012, when he retired.