Lord Carloway (Colin J M Sutherland) is Head of the Scottish Judiciary, with responsibility for securing the efficient business of the Scottish courts. He began his career as an advocate in 1977 (QC in 1990). He was appointed as a judge in 2000 and was Lord Justice Clerk from 2012 until commencing his current role in 2015. He is an active promoter of procedural reform of the civil and criminal courts. He has a keen interest in the culture and economy of the Western Isles.