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TITLE
In Glen Strathfarrar
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0620
PLACENAME
Glen Strathfarrar
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10538
KEYWORDS
glens
straths
valleys
rivers
lochs
place names
Jacobites
Frasers
In Glen Strathfarrar

Glen Strathfarrar stretches for approximately 12 miles and carries the River Farrar east to join the River Glass. Loch a' Mhuillidh and Loch Beannacharan are both found within the glen. Glen Strathfarrar was once Fraser country and it is said that Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, sheltered on a small island in Loch a' Mhuillidh after the '45 Jacobite Rising.

The name is unusual in that both glen and strath have similar meanings. The origin of Farrar is harder to trace. On ancient maps it appears as Varar and it is suggested that it could be derived from the Pictish 'var' meaning 'to wind'.

M.E.M. 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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In Glen Strathfarrar

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

20c

glens; straths; valleys; rivers; lochs; place names; Jacobites; Frasers

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Glen Strathfarrar stretches for approximately 12 miles and carries the River Farrar east to join the River Glass. Loch a' Mhuillidh and Loch Beannacharan are both found within the glen. Glen Strathfarrar was once Fraser country and it is said that Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, sheltered on a small island in Loch a' Mhuillidh after the '45 Jacobite Rising.<br /> <br /> The name is unusual in that both glen and strath have similar meanings. The origin of Farrar is harder to trace. On ancient maps it appears as Varar and it is suggested that it could be derived from the Pictish 'var' meaning 'to wind'.<br /> <br /> M.E.M. 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.