Elaine was born and bred in Scotland and has a background in journalism. She studied Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow and returned there in 2000 to complete a degree in Archaeology and Celtic Civilisation. She also has a postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies. She has a passion for showing visitors round historic Edinburgh and further afield in the beautiful Highlands (and is easily bribed with coffee). In her spare time she is Site Director of an archaeological field survey on the west coast island of Tiree, exploring prehistoric, Viking and later settlement evidence.
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