Gail has been a member of the SNP since 1997, first joining in Glasgow whilst studying then as a member of Edinburgh East. She returned to Wick in 2006 where she re-joined the inactive Wick branch. Working for Rob Gibson MSP from 2007, she was elected in a by-election to the Highland Council in 2011. She helped restart the Wick branch and served as the Convener until her election to the Scottish Parliament in 2016. She is now Equalities Officer for the branch.
Gail is the Deputy convener of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, sits on the Equality and Human Rights Committee, is Convener of the Cross Party Group on the Prevention and Healing of ACE’s and Co-convener of the Cross Party Group on Food.
She is also Species Champion for the Red Squirrel and Seagrass.
She lives in Wick and is Patron of Homestart Caithness and the Caithness Broch Project.
She has one son, four cats and a bearded dragon, loves cooking and gardening and is a qualified confectioner.
In the past she has worked in sales, journalism, theatre and as a Dispenser. She also likes to write poetry and is learning to play the Ukulele
She is passionate about animal welfare and human rights and believes that we all have a part to play in becoming an ACE aware, trauma informed society.