Nicola Cowmeadow, a Carnegie scholar, produced her PhD thesis on 'Scottish Noblewomen, the Family and Scottish Politics: 1688-1707'. Her interest in women in history continues to influence her writing and singing. Syd House MBE is a professional forester. Syd has co-authored two books, The Good Tourist and The Tree Collector. He has a love of the history and music of Scotland, especially the works of Lady Nairne.