Alison is the Manager in Scotland for Making Music and Scotland development for Make Music Day UK.

She has worked solely in participative arts since 1998, starting out working with young people on theatre and drama projects, in theatres and schools across Scotland. She was the Director of WHALE from 2007 to 2014, a community led mixed arts space in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. She is the UK Access and Inclusion lead for Making Music as well as supporting and advocating for leisure time music groups in Scotland.

Alison plays the fiddle for ceilidh dancing in her leisure time, and organises the out of school clubs for her families’ school parent council.