A NATIVE of Caithness, where his father was a farmer, Mr. Bruce was educated at Wick Academy and the Watt Institute, Edinburgh. He is a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects, and a Fellow of the Institute of Architects and Surveyors. His firm, Bruce & Hay, have been architects to Bothwell School Board for twenty-five years, and have designed schools both for Glasgow and Govan School Boards. They were the designers of the great warehouse of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society in Paisley Road, and of the United Co-operative Baking Society in McNeil Street, the largest establishment of the kind in the United Kingdom. They also designed the warehouse in Bridge Street for Kinning Park Co-operative Society. Their other works include municipal buildings, public halls, baths, banks, churches, and a Carnegie library. From 1881 and until the burgh was annexed to Glasgow in 1905 Mr. Bruce was Surveyor to the Town Council of Kinning Park. His chief recreation has been found in studying the architecture of the various cities of this country and France.

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