Judith Ralston was born in Edinburgh and began her studies as a classical musician at the age of 6, playing the violin.
She subsequently went on to train as an opera singer, graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a BA in Music, a post graduate diploma in vocal studies and a further one in Opera studies. She also studied in Germany and Canada.
She was awarded many prizes and scholarships and was recognised for her dramatic interpretation and sheer beauty of voice.
Her career was cut short when she suffered a vocal collapse which subsequently led to the loss of her singing voice.
Then in 1999 a career change brought her to the world of broadcasting and the BBC where she has presented a wide variety of things both on radio and television; from news, weather and travel to writing and presenting classical music programmes and packages for Radio 3 and Radio Scotland
She began presenting television weather on BBC Scotland in 2008, a job she the loves and is enthusiastic about; so much so she married met office weather forecaster Fraser Ralston last year.
Her hobbies include running, skiing, a massive passion for the arts - particularly opera - and lots of fine wine and banter.