|Place of birth:||Edinburgh|
|Place of death:||Edinburgh|
|Year of birth:||c. 1740|
|Year of death:||1797|
|Profile:||Collector, Composer, Musician, Publisher|
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Alexander McGlashan was a tall man of commanding presence, known as "King" McGlashan for his flashy dressing. The lead a band in Edinburgh, popular for concerts and dancing, and gave lessons to Nathaniel Gow on the violin.
He published three collections: "A Collection of Strathspey Reels, with a bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord" (Edinburgh, c. 1780) and "A Collection of Scots Measures, Hornpipes, Jigs, Allmands and Cotillions" (Edinburgh, c. 1781), printed and sold by Neil Stewart "at his music shop, opposite the Tron Church."