I currently work on a voluntary basis with Dataloch (Edinburgh University Data Driven Innovation), as part of their Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Group. DataLoch considers applications from researchers who wish to securely access health and social care data from the South-East Scotland region. It also brings together data from day-to-day interactions with health and social care services, whilst undertaking stringent controls to ensure all data is used in a secure and appropriate manner.
When not working I write, and I am member of The Tyne and Esk Writers, Horror Writers Association and an Edinburgh based Eckphrastic writers group. In 2022 I brought together a collection of local poets to do readings at Dunbar harbour as part of the Sparkling Dunbar festival.
I love art and visiting galleries. I completed an Open University degree in Art History ten years ago, but keep it as a hobby. I also enjoy reading scary stories, watching old films, and attending clasical music concerts.
I live in Dunbar with my husband and our tomcat, Tarragon The Terrible.
My name is Alison Low, founder of Eildon IT Training. In August 2019 made the decision to give up on the daily commute between Dunbar and Edinburgh to my job at The Royal College of Surgeons. It had been my intention to write a novel. However, after the first Covid lockdown I found there was a market of older people who wanted to get online and learn more about computers. It was from this that Eildon IT Training & Consulting was born. With my experience of delivering professional training, and my background as a voluntary Computer Buddy with East Lothian Council, I understood what people required