l Andrew McLellan:

Commission chairman. A former moderator of the Church of Scotland who served as HM Chief Inspector if Prisons for Scotland for seven years.

l Ranald Mair: Deputy chairman. Chief executive of Scottish Care, the lobby for the care home sector.

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l Bishop John Arnold: The Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Westminster is a veteran of England's Cumberlege Commission on preventing child sex abuse in the church.

l Malcolm Graham: Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland and one of the country's most senior detectives.

l Nancy Loucks: Chief executive of charity Families Outside and a member of the Scottish Government's Early Years Task Force.

l Donald Mackay: Lord Mackay of Drumadoon is a retired judge and former Lord Advocate who was involved in the Orkney abuse inquiry in 1991.

l Kathleen Marshall: Scotland's former Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland has previously led inquiries in to child abuse at council homes in Edinburgh and is currently leading the child sexual exploitation inquiry in Northern Ireland.

l Sheena McDonald: One of Scotland's best known journalists and broadcasters and a trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee.

l Roisin McGoldrick: Teaching Fellow at Glasgow School of Social Work and chairwoman of the board of managers at the Catholic Church-run Good Shepherd residential unit in Renfrewshire.

l Bishop Stephen Robson: The Bishop of Dunkeld is one of Scotland's most senior Roman Catholic clerics, an experienced educator and was auxiliary bishop to Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

l Lindsay Roy: A headteacher for nearly 20 years before being elected as a Labour MP in the 2008 Glenrothes by-election.

l Danny Sullivan: The Chairman of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission is a retired civil servant.

l Dr David McAllister: The only paid official on the Commission, Dr McAllister is a former assistant chief inspector of prisons for Scotland. He will act as secretary.