Ali's day job is doctoring, however her real loves lie in creativity. She is one of the original Sawbones, and the original mummy of the band, keeping all of the boys in line!
Ali is a self-taught whistler (her collection of handmade Alba and Overton whistles continues to grow) and played flute seriously at school to grade 8 standard. She spent her final year of high school as principal flute and soloist of the Fife Youth Orchestra.
Her musical love now lies very much in contemporary Scottish music, particularly the music of the Shetland Islands. John and Ali were married in 2006 having met through formation of the band.