Sjúrður Skaale, is a social democratic politician, who has represented The Faroe Islands in the Danish Parliament for nine years. Before that he was a member of the Faroese Parliament for four years. He has also worked as a journalist, a teacher and has been self employed.
He has written and co-written several books on political, social and cultural issues. In the Faroes he is also known as a stand up-comedian.