Meg,’ as her friends knew her, was a musician and soloist with Dundee origins. Her father was a Scottish solicitor, her mother English, and the family lived in a big house in Nethergate. After a home/private education she settled in London in her early 20s. She was a well-known Scottish contralto, described as “one of the most cultivated concert singers of her generation, excelling both in oratorio and in songs….”.

She sang in the premiere of Delius’ Mass of Life and the first Scottish performance of Elgar’s The Kingdom. Her skills were particularly in modern British music, Hebridean songs and Russian music. In worldwide recitals and lectures she introduced all these to audiences in Brussels, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Cairo, Alexandria and Jerusalem, as well as singing and giving pianoforte recitals in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. She died in or near London.