Aileen Cambell, the youngest of three children, was born in the old house by the garden gate. The garden was part of a large estate in the north of Scotland. Her father was the garden superintendent. From as you as a babe in arms, she was introduced to each variety of flower, by her mother. She also learned the call of the birds and spent her young life in this pastoral setting. Aileen remained a loyal Scott and delights in sharing her Scottish stories to all who wish to listen. As well as the love of storytelling she always has an intense desire to heal the sick and cheer the lonely. Her travels through life led her down many varied paths. Determination was possibly the key to her success.