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TITLE
Doune Castle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0533
PLACENAME
Doune
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10454
KEYWORDS
Doune Castle
tower houses
River Teith
Ardoch Water
Stirling Castle
Stewarts
Earls of Moray
tower house
Doune Castle

Dating from the late 14th and early 15th centuries, Doune Castle is a fine example of a tower house castle. It stands on a narrow spit of land where the River Teith and Ardoch Water meet and being less than 10 km from Stirling Castle, is strategically placed at the crossroads of central Scotland. This photograph of the castle was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.

From 1406, the castle was the residence of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. It became a royal retreat, dower house and hunting lodge and for over 100 years was used by successive Stewart monarchs. The castle passed to the Stewarts of Beath, one of whom, James Stewart, was created Lord Doune in 1570. By marriage they later became Earls of Moray. Doune Castle has remained in the Moray family ever since. The 20th Earl of Moray placed the castle in the care of the country in 1984 and it remains under the stewardship of Historic Scotland.

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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Doune Castle

PERTH

20c

Doune Castle; tower houses; River Teith; Ardoch Water; Stirling Castle; Stewarts; Earls of Moray; tower house

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Dating from the late 14th and early 15th centuries, Doune Castle is a fine example of a tower house castle. It stands on a narrow spit of land where the River Teith and Ardoch Water meet and being less than 10 km from Stirling Castle, is strategically placed at the crossroads of central Scotland. This photograph of the castle was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.<br /> <br /> From 1406, the castle was the residence of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. It became a royal retreat, dower house and hunting lodge and for over 100 years was used by successive Stewart monarchs. The castle passed to the Stewarts of Beath, one of whom, James Stewart, was created Lord Doune in 1570. By marriage they later became Earls of Moray. Doune Castle has remained in the Moray family ever since. The 20th Earl of Moray placed the castle in the care of the country in 1984 and it remains under the stewardship of Historic Scotland.<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.