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TITLE
River bend, possibly in Aberfoyle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0585
PLACENAME
Aberfoyle
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10504
KEYWORDS
Aberfoyle
Falkirk
markets
trysts
drovers
droving
cattle droves
cattle
tourism
Sir Walter Scott
Lady of the Lake
Rob Roy
River bend, possibly in Aberfoyle

This river bend, possibly in the Aberfoyle area, was photographed in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson. Aberfoyle is on the old drove road from the north to the Falkirk market. It was established at a point where two fords of the River Forth were crossable by cattle. The area was involved in the production of iron and linen and also had four slate quarries which provided the third largest slate source in Scotland. The popularity of the area as a tourist destination was boosted by the works of Sir Walter Scott and Aberfoyle became very popular with the Victorians.

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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River bend, possibly in Aberfoyle

PERTH

20c

Aberfoyle; Falkirk; markets; trysts; drovers; droving; cattle droves; cattle; tourism; Sir Walter Scott; Lady of the Lake; Rob Roy

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This river bend, possibly in the Aberfoyle area, was photographed in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson. Aberfoyle is on the old drove road from the north to the Falkirk market. It was established at a point where two fords of the River Forth were crossable by cattle. The area was involved in the production of iron and linen and also had four slate quarries which provided the third largest slate source in Scotland. The popularity of the area as a tourist destination was boosted by the works of Sir Walter Scott and Aberfoyle became very popular with the Victorians.<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.