S6M-00091: Jim Wallace as Moderator of the General Assembly

That the Parliament congratulates the Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC on his installation as moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Saturday 22 May 2021 at the General Assembly Hall in Edinburgh; acknowledges the significant contribution and commitment of the outgoing moderator, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, in the service of the church to sustain its life and witness during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic; recognises that Jim Wallace, a member of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, is only the second elder in modern times to take the office of moderator; notes Jim’s lifelong commitment to public service, particularly during his time in the Scottish and UK Parliaments, including as MP for Orkney and Shetland, MSP for Orkney and as Deputy First Minister, and wishes Jim and his wife Rosie a successful, fruitful and enjoyable year in office as he represents the church at home and abroad.


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