Alison joined Shotts in 2013. She previously played with the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band where she won 10 RSPBA major championships – including two World Championship titles – as well as the Grand Slam. Few may know that in addition to being a tenor drummer, Alison has also competed as a piper with the Paisley Pipe Band, where she won every major championship at both Novice and Juvenile levels. Alison holds a PhD in Economic and Social History and is an Associate Lecturer and Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator with the Open University in Scotland. She is married to piper Michael Fitzhenry of the Field Marshal Montgomery and lives in Paisley.