Dane Love was born in Cumnock, Ayrshire. He was educated in the town, followed by Jordanhill College of Education in Glasgow, from where he graduated as a schoolteacher. He currently works as a Principal Teacher at Irvine Royal Academy.
Dane has had a long interest in Scottish, and in particular, local history. He has spent many hours travelling around the country, researching for his books. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, committee member of the Ayrshire Archaeological & Natural History Society, and Honorary Secretary of the Scottish Covenanter Memorials Associations.
Dane is married to Hazel, and they have two children, Dane (the third!) and Gillian.
With an interest in genealogy, he has traced his ancestry back to Robin Love, who fought for Bonnie Prince Charlie at the battles of Culloden and Prestonpans.