Society in Glasgow: October 1907 – Presentation to a Scottish Violinist – Miss Margaret Horne

An article on page 793 (listed as page 57 on the entry in The British Newspaper Archive), of The Queen, The Lady’s Newspaper,

on Saturday the 26th of October, 1907, reads:




Miss Margaret Horne, the talented young Scottish violinist, was on Tuesday afternoon (15th inst.) the recipient of a valuable and

useful present from a few of her Scottish friends. The gift took the form of a Guadagnini violin, and the presentation was made at

No. 28, Park-circus, Glasgow, the residence of the Lord Provost and Mrs Bilsland, who invited a number of prominent people to meet

Miss Horne, who during the afternoon played selections from Bach, Mozart, and Wieniawski. It is of interest to note that Miss Horne

began to study the violin when five years old. In Berlin she worked under Joachim and Helir; she also studied with Professor Sevcik,

of Prague, and has just recently come from Berlin, where she was studying under Professor Eylau. Among the patrons of a concert to

be given by Miss Horne in London early next year are Lord and Lady Blythswood, the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen, Lord and Lady

lnverclyde, and other well-known Scots people.”


The British Newspaper Archive.


George Fairfull-Smith, November 2022.