Adam Bruce

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Adam Bruce is a former solicitor and lobbyist who now works in the environmental power industry as Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Mainstream Renewable Power. [1] He is a former Chief Executive (UK) of Airtricity and Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association, now RenewableUK. He is a director of the Friends of the Supergrid [2]

Adam Bruce -_Convenor ASPA defending the lobbying industry - Newsnight Scotland 24 June 2002

He was formerly Director of McGrigors Public Policy. Adam Bruce was born and raised in Scotland. A graduate of Oxford (History) and Edinburgh (Law) universities, he qualified as a solicitor in 1993. In 1999 he formed McGrigor Donald Public Policy, the public affairs division of UK law firm, McGrigor Donald and was a Director from 1999 – 2006. Bruce is a former chairman of the Association of Scottish Public Affairs, and a member of the Arbuthnott Commission. He is an FRSA and a Writer to the Signet.[3]

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Bruce is Unicorn Pursuivant at the Court of the Lord Lyon[4] He was previously Finlaggan Pursuivant of Arms, a herald in service to the Clan Donald of Scotland.

He is the younger son of the Earl of Elgin & Kincardine and 2nd cousin of Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, the current Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary.[5]

He married Donna Maria-Sofia Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, younger daughter of the Prince di Belmonte, on 17 May 2003, and their first child, Robert Frederick Angelo, was born on 7 January 2007.[6][7]

At age 37 Bruce was appointed as Private Officer of Arms to Clan Donald by Godfrey Macdonald, 8th Lord Macdonald of Slate, Chief of the Name and Arms of Macdonald and High Chief of Clan Donald. He was the first such Macdonald clan herald installed in 510 years.