Career politician who is recognized for having been the first woman to serve as the 4th Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament. She was a member the Scottish National Party before being appointed as the 4th Presiding Officer.
She worked as a Public Affairs Officer for the homeless charity program Shelter Scotland.
In 2016, she became a board member of the NHS Fife healthcare system.
She married Frank Marwick.
Both she and Nicola Sturgeon were members of the Scottish National Party.