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TITLE
Sunset at Loch nan Uamh, Arisaig
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0598
PLACENAME
Loch nan Uamh
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10516
KEYWORDS
Loch nan Uamh
Arisaig
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Jacobites
Battle of Culloden
sunsets
sunset
Stuarts
Sunset at Loch nan Uamh, Arisaig

This sunset at Loch nan Uamh, Arisaig, Inverness-shire, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.

Prince Charles Edward Stewart landed on the shores of Loch nan Uamh in the summer of 1745, in the last attempt to reinstate the exiled Stewarts on the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. After the defeat at Culloden in 1746, the prince went on the run in the Highlands and Islands for five months. He eventually returned to Loch nan Uamh, boarded a frigate, and sailed to safety in France, never to return. Today, a memorial cairn marks the traditional spot of his departure.

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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Sunset at Loch nan Uamh, Arisaig

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

20c

Loch nan Uamh; Arisaig; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Jacobites; Battle of Culloden; sunsets; sunset; Stuarts

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This sunset at Loch nan Uamh, Arisaig, Inverness-shire, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. <br /> <br /> Prince Charles Edward Stewart landed on the shores of Loch nan Uamh in the summer of 1745, in the last attempt to reinstate the exiled Stewarts on the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. After the defeat at Culloden in 1746, the prince went on the run in the Highlands and Islands for five months. He eventually returned to Loch nan Uamh, boarded a frigate, and sailed to safety in France, never to return. Today, a memorial cairn marks the traditional spot of his departure.<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.