Lachlan Goudie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1976. After studying English Literature at Cambridge University he received the Levy-Plumb scholarship - a year long painting residency at Christ’s College.
In 1999 Lachlan was awarded the R.S.P. Prize for painting at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and in 2001 the N.S. MacFarlane prize at the Royal Scottish Academy.