They are the most powerful and influential people in Scotland.

The 100 names cut across all fields including politics, art, religion and literature and exercise their power in all kinds of ways.

Here is the seventh group, numbers 61-70. To see the other groups, please click on the links below.

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Scotland's Power100 41-50
Scotland's Power100 51-60
Scotland's Power100 71-80
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Scotland's Power100 91-100

61 Bill Maxwell

The head of Education Scotland, Maxwell, 57, has one of the biggest jobs in Scottish education. The organisation is powerful, bringing together the twin functions of the former HM Inspectorate of Education, inspecting schools, and Learning and Teaching Scotland, implementing the curriculum.

It has overseen the momentous, if at times rocky, process, of bringing in the new Curriculum for Excellence, one of the biggest ever changes to Scottish education. Maxwell has a background as a schools inspector.

High point: Staying out of the firing line whilst getting the new curriculum up and running.

62 Ann Budge

Budge, one of Scotland's most formidable businesswomen, took ownership of Heart of Midlothian FC in May, becoming its chief executive and chairwoman.

The co-founder of IT services company Newell and Budge, she bought out her partner in 2001 and sold it in 2005, netting more than £25 million.

Budge, 66, was named Entrepreneurial Exchange Entrepreneur of the Year the same year.

She has wasted no time laying the foundations to rebuild Hearts after finding it "broken", following the Vladimir Romanov years which ended with the club going into administration.

Watch out for: Returning Hearts to financial health within three to five years.

63 Ian Rankin

If not the father of the Scottish crime novel, he is at least its most tenacious and best-selling front-man. With their focus on Edinburgh as well as its hoodlums, his Rebus novels took the genre into new territory, onto which the horde has since stampeded, writers and readers alike.

The significance of his melancholy hero can be judged by the way Rebus's opinions are quoted in newspapers as if he were real: in some ways that is what he has become. No small feat.

Watch out for: His 20th Rebus novel.

64 David Greig

Greig, 45, is Scotland's pre-eminent contemporary playwright. His works, such as 2002's Outlying Islands and The Cosmonaut's Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union from three years earlier, are performed in Scotland and extensively overseas.

He has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and was the National Theatre of Scotland's first Dramaturg.

Greig is an outspoken supporter of independence and has a passion for developing theatre on new platforms, including performances online.

Greatest achievement: Take your pick from his two dozen plays, but it could be still to come.

65 Christopher Kane

Celebrated and loaded down with awards, the Bellshill-born fashion designer with a distinctly Scottish, quirky aesthetic has always had the power to create trends and set the season's tone.

But after entering a partnership with the massive industry player Kering last year, he is about to go big, expanding his brand, opening stores and developing his range of accessories. The 32-year-old also has a strong partnership with Scottish industries, particularly the cashmere business.

Watch out for: His first store in Mayfair.

66 Annemarie O'Donnell

In becoming the first female chief executive of Glasgow City Council next month, 49-year-old O'Donnell will take on one of the biggest and most influential jobs in Scotland.

Not only will she run a multi-billion-pound budget, she will be trying to balance the books and help some of the country's most deprived communities. A former solicitor, she has worked for Glasgow since 1991 and has been the council's executive director of corporate services since 2011.

Watch out for: The new chief trying to capitalise on the success of the Commonwealth Games by attracting other major events to the city.

67  Ken MacQuarrie

How much influence does BBC Scotland and its director Ken MacQuarrie exert over the cultural and political life of Scotland? A great deal, judged by the Yes supporters who accused the corporation of bias during the referendum.

MacQuarrie, a former producer on TV and radio, defends the BBC's independence absolutely but is also in charge of the promise that the proportion of BBC money spent in Scotland should be equivalent to Scotland's share of the UK population.

Greatest achievement: His promotion of Gaelic programmes and culture.

68 Mike Cantlay

As the chairman of the tourism body VisitScotland, Cantlay is the man who says: "Come to Scotland."

He recently announced new campaigns to encourage visitors inspired by the Outlander fantasy series. The 50-year-old, who used to run the Hector Russell Highlandwear business also has business interests in America, where he promotes Scotch whisky.

Watch out for: The Year of Food and Drink next year, which will celebrate and promote Scottish produce.

69 The Right Rev John Chalmers

John Chalmers, 62, became the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in May, but his influence extends much further.

Before taking on the role, he was the long-standing Principal Clerk to the General Assembly, a lynchpin in the running of the church and arguably more important even than the moderator. He has prioritised the need to recruit new ministers.

Most likely to say: "We have to learn to live with our differences."

70 John Boothman

As the man who ultimately runs BBC Scotland's flagship news programmes, including Good Morning Scotland on radio and Reporting Scotland on BBC1, Boothman's influence is broad but not uncontroversial.

The head of BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs, whose partner is the former Labour health minister Susan Deacon, was accused of being too connected to Labour in the run-up to the referendum.

Watch out for: Staff are keeping a close eye on resources and budgets. Boothman has been bullish in defending BBC Scotland against claims that staff cuts threaten the quality of its news coverage.