Dr Bruce Durie is a highly-respected genealogical author, educator, broadcster and researcher, based in Scotland but operating worldwide.
He instigated (and ran until 2011) the renowned Professional Postgraduate Genealogical Studies programme at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where he now Honorary Fellow and is developing a full-time one-year Masters and a Doctoral programme. He also teaches at the University of Edinburgh (courses on Genealogy and Documents.
Best known for his books (see below) and BBC Radio Scotland series 'Digging Up Your Roots', he is also Shenachie (Historian and Archivist) to the Chief of Durie (www.duriefamily.co.uk) and was recently elected to the prestigious Académie Internationale de Généalogie (the only member from Scotland)
Two new strands of Victorian crime fiction are in preparation - one featuring Inspector McArdle of St Andrews (murder, mystery and golf!) and Dick Donovan, the Glasgow detective.
Asked what he likes doing best, Bruce Durie said: "getting into a real family mystery - preferably in the 1600s - interpreting the old documents, solving the puzzle. And occasionally someone asks me to help in getting a real Coat of Arms".
Full postnomials are: BSc(Hons), PhD, FSAScot, FCollT, FIGRS, FHEA, OJL - "as my father used to say, 'More degrees than a thermometer!'"
Check out the details at www.brucedurie.co.uk/books