Adam Bruce

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Adam Bruce (born 1968) is a younger son of Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin.


Formerly a solicitor in Edinburgh, Adam Bruce now works in the environmental power industry, having been UK Chief Executive of Airtricity and the Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association, now RenewableUK. He is currently Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Mainstream Renewable Power[1] He is a director of the Friends of the Supergrid.[2] In October 2012 he was appointed Chairman of the UK Government's Offshore Wind Programme Board. [3] He sits on the steering Committee of Norstec, the global offshore wind industry network. [4]

In 2008 Bruce was appointed an Officer of Arms at the Lyon Court as Unicorn Pursuivant. In April 2012 he was promoted to Marchmont Herald of Arms. He was previously Finlaggan Pursuivant (Private Officer of Arms to Clan Donald), in which role he was installed in 2005 by Godfrey Macdonald, 8th Baron Macdonald of Slate, Chief of the Name and Arms of Macdonald and High Chief of Clan Donald.

This marked a reinstatement of the traditional Macdonald clan heraldic role after a break of 510 years.[5] Bruce is 2nd cousin of Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, the current Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary.[5]


On 17 May 2003, he married Donna Maria-Sofia Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, a younger daughter of Angelo Granito, 13th Prince of Belmonte. They have two children.

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  1. ^ Mainstream website
  2. ^ Friends of the Supergrid
  3. ^ DECC Offshore Wind Programme Board announcement October 2012
  4. ^ Norstec launch event October 2012
  5. ^ a b [1][2] Installation of Clan Donald Officer of Arms by Gordon Casely