Born in Aberdeen, she moved with her family to Dundee in 1929, where she joined the staff of the Telegraph as a copy writer, later moving to Features, She reported for The Courier for almost 46 years. “Decades later she remained a legend in the newsroom, fondly remembered for the home baking she brought to the Sunday shift.” She covered royal visits, including that of H M the Queen Mother to Lord Roberts’ Workshops, and church affairs on which she contributed a regular page to the Evening Telegraph; she reported on Dundee Presbytery and the General Assembly.

In 1943 she transferred to the joint reporting staff. She married Charlie, one of Dundee’s senior registrars of births, deaths and marriages, who died aged 91 in 2002.