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TITLE
Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0522
PLACENAME
Camas nan Geall
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10443
KEYWORDS
Camas nan Geall
Ardnamurchan
standing stones
burial grounds
forts
Cladh Chiarain
St Ciaran mac an t-Saeir
standing stone
fort
Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan

This view of Camas nan Geall bay, on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.

Situated about 7 miles south west of Tarbert, the ruined township of Camas nan Geall is typical of a west Highland settlement site; a semicircular coastal landmass surrounded by hills. As well as the ruined buildings of the settlement site, there is a small burial ground, a standing stone, a chambered cairn, and a prehistoric fort overlooking the bay.

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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Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

Camas nan Geall; Ardnamurchan; standing stones; burial grounds; forts; Cladh Chiarain; St Ciaran mac an t-Saeir; standing stone; fort

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This view of Camas nan Geall bay, on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. <br /> <br /> Situated about 7 miles south west of Tarbert, the ruined township of Camas nan Geall is typical of a west Highland settlement site; a semicircular coastal landmass surrounded by hills. As well as the ruined buildings of the settlement site, there is a small burial ground, a standing stone, a chambered cairn, and a prehistoric fort overlooking the bay.<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.