Valerie Gillies

  • To Edinburgh

    To Edinburgh

  • To My Surgeon

    To My Surgeon

Valerie Gillies was appointed Edinburgh Makar in 2005 and held the position until 2008. Born in Canada in 1948, Valerie Gillies grew up in Scotland and continued her studies in Mysore, India. A freelance writer since 1971 and winner of several awards, she is best known as the River Poet who followed the Tweed and the Tay from source to sea.