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TITLE
Kings House Hotel, Glencoe
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0380
PLACENAME
Kings House Hotel
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10123
KEYWORDS
Kings House Hotel
Kingshouse Hotel
Buachaille Etive Mór
Kings House Hotel, Glencoe

Kings House was built around 1750 as accommodation for troops and travellers and was renovated in the early 1960s without losing its original character. This photograph of the hotel, with Buachaille Etive Mór (The Great Herdsman) in the background, was taken by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The single-span bridge in front of the hotel dates from 1751-2.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Kings House Hotel, Glencoe

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

Kings House Hotel; Kingshouse Hotel; Buachaille Etive Mór

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Kings House was built around 1750 as accommodation for troops and travellers and was renovated in the early 1960s without losing its original character. This photograph of the hotel, with Buachaille Etive Mór (The Great Herdsman) in the background, was taken by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The single-span bridge in front of the hotel dates from 1751-2.<br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.