Born and brought up in Shetland, Bethany began playing the fiddle at the age of five and was taught throughout her school years by Willie Hunter, Eunice Henderson and Margaret Scollay. At the age of eleven Bethany took the title of Shetland’s Young Fiddler of the Year. A title that she still remains the youngest to have received. More recently she holds a first class honours degree from Strathclyde Uni and a Post Graduate diploma in Education from Edinburgh Uni. In 2010 Bethany and Jenna released Escape, The Story of Jan Baalsrud and the Shetland Bus, a suite of original music based on an epic story from WWII.