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Jeremy Bruce-Watt

1929 - 2006

Journalist and author. Born in Calcutta (India), the son of a jute-mill manager, Bruce-Watt was educated at Inverness Royal Academy and Glenalmond College. He undertook his National Service with the East Surrey Regiment in Greece in 1948 and began his career in journalism writing for the army newspaper there. Continuing as a travel-writer, he was to settle in the New Town of Edinburgh and work for the Scotsman for almost a decade before turning freelance.

He wrote for a range of publications, was a producer for the BBC and a television interviewer. A keen observer he recorded everything in the world around him in a succession of notebooks. His works include plays, short-stories and the novel The Captive Summer set in his beloved New Town. Bruce-Watt maintained a long-standing literary friendship with the Orcadian author George Mackay Brown (1921-96). He died in Edinburgh.

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