Alison McMorland came to wider public notice in the early 1970's and since then has been active as a collector, performer, teacher editor and publisher. During the 70's and early 80's Alison recorded her solo album 'Belt Wi Colours Three' and the 'Funny Family', an LP that was widely regarded as a classic children's album. She worked throughout Britain and in a partnership with Peta Webb that resulted in one of Melody Maker's records of the year and one of Phillip Donnellan's films in the series 'Pioneers of the Folk Revival'. She now lives in Perthshire with her husband Geordie McIntyre. In recent years she has researched and edited a book of songs from Willie Scott and is presently working with Elizabeth Stewart on a collection of her songs and family tradition.