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TITLE
Mr McDonald at Eilean Munde, Glencoe
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0443
PLACENAME
Eilean Munde
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10266
KEYWORDS
boatman
ferryman
Eilean Munde
Massacre of Glencoe
St Columba
St Mundus
Mr McDonald at Eilean Munde, Glencoe

This gentleman, a Ballachulish boatman by the name of McDonald, has been photographed on Eilean Munde, the traditional burial ground of the people of Glencoe. Tradition has it that Alasdair MacDonald, (MacIain of Glencoe), was buried here after the massacre in 1692. The island takes its name from an Irish disciple of St Columba, St Mundus, who settled there for a period in the 7th century.

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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Mr McDonald at Eilean Munde, Glencoe

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

boatman; ferryman; Eilean Munde; Massacre of Glencoe; St Columba; St Mundus

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This gentleman, a Ballachulish boatman by the name of McDonald, has been photographed on Eilean Munde, the traditional burial ground of the people of Glencoe. Tradition has it that Alasdair MacDonald, (MacIain of Glencoe), was buried here after the massacre in 1692. The island takes its name from an Irish disciple of St Columba, St Mundus, who settled there for a period in the 7th century.<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.