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Russell Bruce

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Thoughts on the passing of Stephen Maxwell, and the legacy of...

By Russell Bruce I was on the publicity committee at the time Stephen was VC for Publicity.  I remember him fondly for his quiet...

The Economist comes to the aid of the Party

By Russell Bruce Much furore has been generated by the latest edition of The Economist with its ‘Skintland’ map of Scotland as a front...

Scotland’s economic future – a contested space

By Russell Bruce There’s that old joke that if you ask 10 economists a question you will get 11 answers. If one thing is...

Scotland’s private sector ends 2011 with 12 months of growth

By Russell Bruce The latest Bank of Scotland Purchasing Manager’s Report (PMI) for December confirms that businesses in Scotland succeeded in delivering month...

Bond Vigilantes, Credit Ratings and The Scotsman

By Russell Bruce Flashed up at the end of Newsnight Scotland was the Scotsman headline for today in tabloid redtop style ‘Threat to top...

Cameron: “no intelligence, no friends and no flexibility”

By Russell Bruce According to a report on David Cameron’s 'breezing in and floundering out' of EU talks by the Guardian's political editor Patrick...

As Chinese and German manufacturing contracts, Scotland maintains modest growth

By Russell Bruce Everything is relative and Scotland has a bit to go to catch up with numbers 1 and 2 of the world’s...

Scottish economy still growing as South of England stalls

By Russell Bruce It is that time of the month again when the highly regarded Purchasing Managers’ Index pronounces the pace of economic...

Scotland gets its first commercial gold mine

By Russell Bruce At the meeting of the board of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park this afternoon the board gave unanimous approval...

Libyan Campaign: Belgian contribution ‘très important’

By Russell Bruce At the NATO news conference in Bruxelles today a representative from the Belgian News Agency asked the question I have been...