She lives in Orkney and is sometimes to be found in Edinburgh and London.
A Speech and Language Therapist, she has worked in the UK and New Zealand and now works privately as a specialist in literacy difficulties.
She is married to Liberal Democrat politician Jim Wallace (Lord Wallace of Tankerness) but only uses the titile Lady when it might prove advantageous. She has two grown up daughters Helen and Clare.
Interests include cooking, ( and eating!), walking and travel – especially to New Zealand.