Ellie has been living in Edinburgh her whole life and started playing the snare drum when she was 10 years old

She then played with Davidson’s Mains and District as a side drummer for two years before taking over as leading drummer from 2015 to 2019 with the newly named Royal High Pipe Band.

Music has been her whole life since she was a child and she has been teaching since she was fifteen years old. She has been teaching all sections of drums to corps like Tynecastle Youth Community Pipe Band since she was 16.

Ellie also can play the trombone and has been playing for the last ten years with brass bands all over Edinburgh and studied classical music at Edinburgh College.

Currently, Ellie is playing with City of Edinburgh Pipes and Drums and is taking a gap year to gain experience in teaching and music in the workplace. She is aiming to be a snare drumming teacher after going to university next year.