Born and brought up in Orkney, Eileen, on leaving Kirkwall Grammar School, trained in retail pharmacy at W H B Sutherland The Chemists.
experienced life in the South - first in Glasgow, where she
worked as a chemists in Parkhead, then later in Leicester where she
got married and had two sons, Scott and Craig.
Following a change in her
family circumstances, Eileen
returned to Orkney
in 1998, to set up home here with her
She undertook her European Computer Driving Licence through Support Training and worked with BP as a clerical assistant, before taking up a part-time post as a typesetter with The Orcadian in November 2002.
took on a full-time post as receptionist at the Orcadian office at Hell's Half Acre at Hatston.
She joined Orkney Today in February, 2006.
A Scout Leader, Eileen is also vice-president of Kirkwall Amateur Operatic Society and has appeared in six productions in recent years including 'Fiddler On The Roof', 'Cabaret' and 'My Fair Lady.' She is currently assisting in the production of the local Scouts 100th Anniversary Concert to be staged in 2007.