Graduated MA from Edinburgh University. Map Librarian at Edinburgh University Library for many years. She also worked in the Map Library of the National Library of Scotland during the move to the new building.
Convener of the Map Curators' Group, (a special interest group of the BCS). As such represents the group on the BCS Council and on the British and Irish Committee for map information and catalogue systems (BRICMICS). She takes an active part in organising the annual Map Curators' Workshop and in the various training days run by the group.