Born in Aberdeen in 1993, my first experience on the golf course came at the age of 6 with a 7 iron and putter on the par 3 course at the beach front. Moving to Nethy Bridge in 2000, led to my progression to a proper golf course. With my folks building a house opposite the golf course it was only natural my older brother (John) and I spent hours doing laps on the golf course. Obtaining my first handicap of 54 at the age of 9 - this was the start of the journey to becoming a professional golfer.
Growing up playing with John and other boys in the village was probably the best junior golf I could have asked for. Always trying to beat them, but rarely doing that. Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 8, for the first few years my mum 'caddied' for me in the junior competitions to make sure I ate and everything was ok. Also joining Grantown on Spey Golf club when I moved onto secondary school in Grantown gave me some new friends to play with.
However, my sporting interests stretch far beyond golf, I am a very keen skier and former Scottish Schools Champion. If you couldn't find me on the golf course or skiing you'd find me doing any other sport that was offered to me.
It didn't seem long until I was 15 and I had been selected to represent Scotland in the U16's team. I have never felt a prouder moment. Two U16 caps later and I progressed to the U18 team. Representing Scotland in 2 Girls Home Internationals and then a European Team Championships finished off my junior career.
In 2011, aged 18, it was time to temporary leave the Highlands behind and move south to study at The University of Stirling. Four years later I graduated with a 2:1 BA Hons in Sport Studies whilst also being part of the International Sport Scholarship Programme for 4 years. During my 3rd and 4th year I was the captain of the Ladies Golf Team. I was lucky enough to have lots of opportunities with the university, including 3 European University Championships, 2 World University Golf Championship and the greatest highlight was representing Team GB at the World University Games in South Korea. Winning the British University Championships and the Scottish Universities Championship are two events I'm honoured to have on my cv.
Moving on from university I moved back home to the highlands and started a part time job as a housekeeper with SportScotland at Glenmore Lodge. The job allowed for my training and competition schedule. Year on year my results have improved, thanks to the the help from my coach David Torrance and the continued support from Scottish Golf. My most successful season came in 2018, winning the Welsh Ladies Open Strokeplay and the Irish equivalent 7 days later. Representing Scotland in my 3rd European Team Championships before playing in my 6th and first victorious Ladies Home International matches in Ballybunion, Ireland. I finished what was now my last amateur season by playing in my first World Amateur Team Championships. Nothing compares to the honour of representing your country, and I was privileged to do this for many years.
In December 2018, I took the step of going to Ladies European Tour School, reaching the final round in stage 2 made me confirm the decision of playing in 2019 as a professional. A goal of mine for as long as I can remember.