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TITLE
Rock formation, Bay of Laig, Eigg
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0511
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
10410
KEYWORDS
Rhum
Bay of Laig
Eigg
An Sgurr
basalt
sandstone
Camas Sgiotaig
Rock formation, Bay of Laig, Eigg

This interesting rock formation was photographed on the northern shores of Eigg, at the Bay of Laig, by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century. 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 Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes and has created the famous 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig.

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. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.

Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson 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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Rock formation, Bay of Laig, Eigg

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

Rhum; Bay of Laig; Eigg; An Sgurr; basalt; sandstone; Camas Sgiotaig

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This interesting rock formation was photographed on the northern shores of Eigg, at the Bay of Laig, by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century. 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 Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes and has created the famous 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig.<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. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /> <br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson 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.