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TITLE
Rum, from Bay of Laig, Eigg
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0508
PLACENAME
Bay of Laig
DISTRICT
Eigg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10402
KEYWORDS
Rhum
Bay of Laig
Eigg
Isabel Bonus
An Sgurr
basalt
sandstone
Rum, from Bay of Laig, Eigg

This view of Rum, as seen from the Bay of Laig on Eigg, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century. The female figure walking on the beach may be Miss Donaldson's companion, Isabel Bonus.

Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean Islands, lying around 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at the Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes. The low-lying southern ground overlies basalt.

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 area. Her good friend, Isabel Bonus, produced line drawings for some of her publications


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Rum, from Bay of Laig, Eigg

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

Rhum; Bay of Laig; Eigg; Isabel Bonus; An Sgurr; basalt; sandstone

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This view of Rum, as seen from the Bay of Laig on Eigg, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century. The female figure walking on the beach may be Miss Donaldson's companion, Isabel Bonus. <br /> <br /> Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean Islands, lying around 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at the Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes. The low-lying southern ground overlies basalt.<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 area. Her good friend, Isabel Bonus, produced line drawings for some of her publications <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.