Elected 3/10/16. Alison returned full time to the family home in Culbokie when she retired in 2015. After training in planning and in social work, she spent her working life in health and social care. Initially this was as a university based researcher. Latterly she led two third sector organisations which tried to ensure that what is learnt from research gets put into practice. She is currently Chair of the Dunhill Medical Trust and a Trustee for the Life Changes Trust and for C-Change Scotland. Her core interest is in trying to ensure that everyone is able to access a good quality of life.