Lord Robertson of Port Ellen was born in the Police Station in Port Ellen. He was for twenty one years an elected member of the House of Commons and has served in the House of Lords since 1999. He was UK’s Secretary of State for Defence and the 10th Secretary General of NATO. He is one of the sixteen Knights of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland’s oldest and highest honour. He holds a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.