Bruce Duncan joined Northern Constabulary as a Constable on the April 12, 1980, on completion of his training.
His first station was Fort William, then Cromarty, Dingwall CID, then after being promoted to Sergeant was posted to Lochmaddy, where he worked for six and half years before leaving to continue his career in Inverness. He rose quickly through the ranks and achieved the rank of Chief Superintendent (Head of Operations). He arrived with his family at Lochmaddy on a cold January day in 1991 and worked at Lochmaddy Police Station, responsible for policing the Uists and Barra. During his time on the islands he was a very popular officer and was well respected by his officers, staff and the community. Due to his fondness of the islands it gave Bruce enormous pleasure to be able to work his last day on duty, 29th March, 2011 in the Uists accompanied by the present Sergeant Derek MacKay. His son Steven is following in his father’s footsteps, and after a short time has reached the rank of Sergeant with Lothian and Borders Police.