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 first group, numbers 71-80. To see the other groups, please click on the links at the foot of the article.

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71 Leo Cushley

The new Roman Catholic archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh arrived in inauspicious circumstances after Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the previous incumbent, confessed to sexual misconduct. Cushley, 53, is Pope Francis's man in Scotland and his experience as a Vatican diplomat is seen as having given him the right skills to deal with the fallout and stabilise the church.

He brings a softer, more inclusive tone to the Scottish Catholic Church. Having moved jobs frequently during his 35-year career, however, it remains to be seen how long he will stay in Scotland, though a cardinalship is not out of the question.

Watch out for: The outcome of a Vatican investigation into the O'Brien affair.

72 Sue Bruce

The Edinburgh City Council boss is responsible for a £1 billion budget. After stabilising Aberdeen City Council's chronic finances, she arrived in the city to face the trams fiasco. Since then scandals have broken over the statutory notice building repairs scheme and the Mortonhall baby-ashes tragedy.

Bruce is seen as highly competent and prepared to take tough decisions, although she provoked controversy last year by taking a non-executive directorship worth £57,000 on top of her £160,000 day job (donating some of the fee to charity). She subsequently made clear she would do the work during holidays.

Least likely to say: "Personally, I prefer the bus."

73 Neil Baxter

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland's main man, secretary and treasurer Neil Baxter, 54, is a passionate and dynamic advocate for ­architecture and design. Formerly principal of his own architectural consultancy, he has overseen the launch of the coveted and prestigious RIAS architectural awards.

Baxter maintains a high profile and is willing to be combative when he feels it necessary, as he showed when he roundly criticised an investigation into the behaviour of Glasgow City ­Council leader Gordon ­Matheson during the aborted George Square redesign competition.

Watch out for: The 2016 Festival of Architecture, backed by the Scottish Government.

74 Bob Keiller

Keiller, 50, has been the chief executive of the Wood Group, arguably Scotland's most successful home-grown oilfield services business, since 2012. He brings nearly 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry to the position.

"I'm just a guy that does business, who runs teams and manages people," he told The Herald last year, but there is a lot more to it than that: the award-winning businessman took a risk by leading the £150 million management buy-out of oil services firm PSN.

Four-and-a-half years later, he sold it to Wood Group for around £630m. Among his focuses at Wood Group has been an emphasis on shared values.

Watch out for: Keiller helping ensure Aberdeen retains its place as an energy hub amid falling oil prices and investment uncertainty.

75 Liz Lochhead

Scotland's Makar, and one of the influential group of writers that included Alasdair Gray, James Kelman and Tom Leonard, she has been acknowledged as the inspiration for countless women writers who followed in her wake.

A witty, irreverent poet and performer from an early age, she was an art teacher before turning full-time to writing. Outstanding works include poetry collections Dreaming Frankenstein and True Confessions and New Cliches, and the internationally applauded play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off.

High point: Her appointment as Makar in 2011.

76 Sir Timothy O'Shea

The principal of Edinburgh University, Professor O'Shea, 65, has a job that in scale is not dissimilar to running a large company.

Edinburgh is regarded internationally as Scotland's top higher education institution and is a huge education provider and employer, with more than 33,000 students - two thirds of them undergraduates - and nearly 9,000 staff.

O'Shea's job is to ensure its ongoing competitiveness in research and attracting the best staff and students, and he is willing to be outspoken on policy matters.

Most likely to say: "Big is beautiful."

77 Faith Liddell

The head of Festivals Edinburgh, the strategic umbrella organisation for the city and its dozen cultural jamborees, has done as much as anyone to ensure that Edinburgh remains the world's top festival city in the face of ever-increasing competition.

She has ensured that all the individual festivals, from the Fringe and International Festival to the Book and Jazz festivals, work more closely together than ever before.

Formerly a highly successful director of the International Book Festival, she also acted to ensure that the Olympics in 2012 and Commonwealth Games this year were a boon to the festivals rather than a threat to them.

Least likely to say: "Did I mention it rains a lot in August?"

78 Lady Susan Rice

The managing director of Lloyds Banking Group in Scotland has become one of the Scottish Government's key economic advisors.

She is a member of the First Minister's Council of Economic Advisers but the 68-year-old also chairs the new Scottish Fiscal Commission. It was set up to be the equivalent of Whitehall's Office for Budget Responsibility and the appointment has led some to suggest a potential clash of interests.

Greatest achievement: Lady Rice was the first woman to lead a UK clearing bank.

79 Professor Lorne Crerar

Possibly Scotland's highest-profile solicitor, he is also much more. He founded and co-chairs the law firm Harper Macleod, which has continued to explore new areas of business in difficult economic times for lawyers.

But he has also been visiting lecturer at the University of Glasgow since the early 1980s, and was at the centre of one of the most controversial legal reforms of the last ten years: the introduction of the single survey for property sales. The 60-year-old is also chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Least likely to say: "Can't be done."

80 Shirley Spear

The self-taught cook and early local food campaigner founded the Three Chimneys restaurant in a remote part of Skye with her husband Eddie in 1984. Thirty years on, it has attracted its first Michelin star.

The Three Chimneys now has bedrooms, and is in the top 10 per cent of quality places to stay in the UK and Ireland.

Now semi-retired, Spear continues to work with the Scottish Tourism Alliance in promoting Scottish hospitality and campaigns for the reintroduction of air links to and from Skye.

Watch out for: Fulfilling her role as food ambassador for the Highlands and Islands.