Moira retired from the Scottish Government in 2017 after a 37 year career in various departments. Her last post was head of the Carers Unit with responsibility for policy regarding adult and young carers, most recently the Carers Act.
Moira is now a self-employed gardener. She is also a volunteer gardener at the Seaview Respite Unit in Edinburgh for children and young people with complex needs. Her other volunteer roles are a befriender and a simulated patient at Napier University working with student nurses.