Elaine is a columnist for the Scottish paper The Sunday Mail.
Elaine is a supporter of the Scottish National Party.
In 2008, Elaine appeared in the stage version of the hit-film Calender Girls as Cora.
In 2007, Elaine opened the College Music Box at Stevenson College in Edinburgh.
Elaine is a Patron of Celtic Women's Football Academy.
Elaine supports Scottish Premier League side Glasgow Celtic.
If Elaine could pick any fictional character's life that she could live as, it would be Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind.
She had her own brief chat show called Elaine in Scotland in 2002.
Elaine almost gave up acting after her mother died.
Elaine used to teach drama at Firrhill High School in Edinburgh during the early 1980s.
Elaine was the voice-over for a Greggs commercial in 1996.
Elaine: I am turning 50 this year and am under no illusions that everything is heading south but bring it on. The only person I would mind seeing me naked is George Clooney.