Judy Steel

Born in 1940, Judy Steel had a peripatetic childhood before going to Edinburgh University to study law. Since 1965 she has lived in the Scottish Borders, bringing up her family and being a partner in the political career of her husband, David Steel. For over twenty years she has been working in the arts, especially theatre, and is an established authority on the works of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd. In the early 1990s, she and her husband undertook the restoration of Aikwood Tower in the Scottish Borders which is now their home. She is the author of a number of books, plays, poetry and articles.