Marie was raised in Ardnamurchan and took a degree in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. Marie joined SEALL as Administrator in late 2016 and soon took the lead in programming and fundraising. With a passion for Scots trad music and some very impressive management and organisational skills, Marie took over the mantle of SEALL’s Creative Director in early November 2019. Together with Sara Bain, they developed the idea of SEALL’s Festival of Small Halls which became an instant success, receiving the Community Project of the Year Award at the 2019 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.
SEALL is one of Scotland’s leading rural performing arts promoters. Based on the Isle of Skye, they bring the magic of performance in music, theatre, dance, literature, comedy and children’s shows to remote rural venues across the Isles of Skye and Raasay. Since 1996, they have hosted over 2,000 performances via their year-round annual programme, the Fèis an Eilein (Skye Festival) in July and the Festival of Small Halls in November. Through their work, they celebrate Scotland’s performing arts and Island culture with their audiences.