Gillian Galbraith is a former advocate and now Scottish crime writer. Born in Perthshire but raised in Haddington, she studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee and became a journalist, writing horoscopes for the Dundee Courier and as an agony aunt for a teenage magazine. In 1986 she retrained as a solicitor, and worked for 17 years as an advocate specialising in medical negligence cases.
Galbraith continued to write, and was the legal correspondent for The Scottish Farmer and has written for The Times. Following the birth of her daughter in 1999 she started writing fiction, and her first crime novel Blood in the Water was published in 2009. She has now written four crime novels featuring Edinburgh-based DS Alice Rice (who is based at St Leonards Police Station, the same as Ian Rankin’s DI Rebus).
Gillian Galbraith now lives near Kinross with her family and a number of farmyard animals.