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Ishbel Ross

Ishbel Ross was born on the Isle of Skye on 18th February 1890. Her father, James Ross, is credited with the development of the famous Drambuie drink. Isobel attended Edinburgh Ladies College and afterwards worked as a teacher at Atholl Crescent School.

Soon after the outbreak of the First World War Ross heard Dr. Elsie Inglis give a talk on the Scottish Women's Hospital Unit. Inglis was looking for volunteers to accompany her to Serbia. Ross agreed to join Inglis and she arrived in Salonika on 22nd August 1916. She remained on the Balkan Front until July 1917.

Ishbel Ross kept a diary of her experiences and after her death in 1965, her daughter, Jess Dixon, arranged for it to enter the public domain. Little Grey Partridge was published by the Aberdeen University Press in 1988.