Her work is wonderfully varied with many highlights including: hosting BBC’s ‘Record Breakers,’ singing for NATO Ambassadors in Brussels, performing at the G8 Summit at Edinburgh Castle, hosting ‘Tartan TV’ for PBS in the States, in which she interviewed actors such as Sir Sean Connery and Ewan MacGregor, and ‘Highland Heartbeat’ a PBS television special featuring Scotland’s magnificent music, landscape and heritage.
In 2014, she was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honors List for her work in music as well as numerous charities, including: Voluntary Service Aberdeen, of which she is Honorary President; FROM Scotland (Famine Relief for Orphans in Malawi); the North East of Scotland Music School; Jazz Art UK; The Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and The Speakeasy Club for stroke victims. In addition, she is a Trustee of the University of Aberdeen’s Development Trust and an Ambassador of London Scottish Rugby Club.
Fiona is an Honorary Graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Doctor of Laws, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire and is a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen. She was educated at Westbourne School for Girls in Glasgow and Albyn School for Girls in Aberdeen.