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Bute’s contribution to our ‘Global Empire’

Scotland's Global Empire, by Jock Gallagher, includes profiles of Adam Crozier and Johnny Bute - the latter for his motorsport achievements as Johnny Dumfries.

Scotland's Global Empire, by Jock Gallagher, includes profiles of Adam Crozier and Johnny Bute - the latter for his motorsport achievements as Johnny Dumfries.

 

High-flying businessman Adam Crozier and the seventh Marquess of Bute are the two local entries in a new book telling the story of around a thousand “lesser-known great Scots”.

In Scotland’s Global Empire: A Chronicle of Great Scots, former journalist and broadcaster Jock Gallagher highlights an astonishing gallery of lesser-known Scots and the staggering number of their contribution to the world.

Since starting his career as a graduate trainee in the pet-food industry, Adam Crozier (born in Rothesay in 1964) has swept majestically through a series of high-profile jobs in high-profile boardrooms and since 2010, has been chief executive of ITV plc (having replaced Michael Grade).

Johnny Bute, meanwhile, appears as a result of his motor-racing exploits in the 1980s, when he had a season driving for the Lotus Formula 1 team as a team-mate of Ayrton Senna and won the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race.

* Read more in this week’s Buteman - on sale from Thursday, January 2.

 

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