Bruce B Bishop was born in Walsall, England. Spent 20 years as a meteorologist, and a similar length of time as a teacher at Gordonstoun School. Now a professional genealogist, researcher in archives and a regular on the Scottish genealogy lecture circuit. Author of several books on local and family history, especially covering the Moray and Banff areas. Chairman of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies and a member of ASGRA. Especially interested in the documentary records of 18th century Scotland