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TITLE
Aray Bridge, Inveraray, Loch Fyne
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0524
PLACENAME
Inveraray
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Inveraray
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10445
KEYWORDS
Aray bridge
Inveraray
Loch Fyne
Robert Mylne
Duke of Argyll
Aray Bridge, Inveraray, Loch Fyne

This view of Aray Bridge, at Inveraray, Loch Fyne, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The bridge was designed by Robert Mylne between 1772-76, replacing the earlier 'King's Bridge', built in 1758-59 by John Adam but swept away in 1772.

Inveraray is the principal settlement on Loch Fyne, situated on its west shore, near its northern extremity. The present town dates from the second half of the 18th century and is one of the earliest and best preserved planned towns in Scotland. It was built on the site of an earlier fishing village by the 3rd Duke of Argyll. He demolished the old village to build Inveraray Castle and rehoused the people in Georgian houses in a new Main Street.

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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Aray Bridge, Inveraray, Loch Fyne

ARGYLL: Inveraray

20c

Aray bridge; Inveraray; Loch Fyne; Robert Mylne; Duke of Argyll

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This view of Aray Bridge, at Inveraray, Loch Fyne, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The bridge was designed by Robert Mylne between 1772-76, replacing the earlier 'King's Bridge', built in 1758-59 by John Adam but swept away in 1772.<br /> <br /> Inveraray is the principal settlement on Loch Fyne, situated on its west shore, near its northern extremity. The present town dates from the second half of the 18th century and is one of the earliest and best preserved planned towns in Scotland. It was built on the site of an earlier fishing village by the 3rd Duke of Argyll. He demolished the old village to build Inveraray Castle and rehoused the people in Georgian houses in a new Main Street.<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.