Louise was brought up in Nigg, Easter Ross and started to play violin when she was 11 years old. At school, she received tuition from Lydia Jackson and Christine Martin. As a teenager, she had fiddle tuition from the late Dr Tom Anderson of Shetland, Aonghas Grant and Alasdair Fraser. As well as being a fiddle tutor, Louise is also a composer and has composed such tunes as ‘Newly Weds Waltz’ and ‘Iain Sinclair of Skaldister’. She is presently a Strings Instructor for Highland Council and regularly teaches at Fèisean and other music courses.