Lord Wallace of Tankerness is the former MP for Orkney & Shetland, and MSP for Orkney, and a life peer since 2007.

As Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader, he was Deputy First Minister of Scotland 1999-2005. In both 2000 and 2001, he was for a short time Acting First Minister, He held both Justice and Enterprise & Lifelong Learning portfolios.

Advocate General for Scotland in the UK Coalition Government

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 2021-22.

He is married to Rosie and lives in Tankerness, Orkney.