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TITLE
Cuil Bay, Duror
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0632
PLACENAME
Cuil Bay
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10545
KEYWORDS
bays
lochs
murders
Cuil Bay, Duror

This photograph shows the mouth of the River Duror at low tide. The boat onthe right belonged to the house of Invernahyle (now the Stewart Hotel). Invernahyle owned the farm of Acharn in Glen Duror (where James of the Glen lived) and Eilean Balnagowan. The boat, rather long and broad, was used to transport sheep and cattle to the island in the summer for grazing.

The small settlement of Duror sits at the head of Glen Duror in Appin. It is associated with the 1752 Appin Murder where Colin Campbell, the Red Fox, was shot by an unknown assailant. James Stewart of the Glens was accused, falsely, and hung for the murder and is buried at Keils to the south of Duror. Between Duror and Keils lies Cuil Bay, a small bay in Loch Linnhe.

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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Cuil Bay, Duror

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

bays; lochs; murders

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph shows the mouth of the River Duror at low tide. The boat onthe right belonged to the house of Invernahyle (now the Stewart Hotel). Invernahyle owned the farm of Acharn in Glen Duror (where James of the Glen lived) and Eilean Balnagowan. The boat, rather long and broad, was used to transport sheep and cattle to the island in the summer for grazing.<br /> <br /> The small settlement of Duror sits at the head of Glen Duror in Appin. It is associated with the 1752 Appin Murder where Colin Campbell, the Red Fox, was shot by an unknown assailant. James Stewart of the Glens was accused, falsely, and hung for the murder and is buried at Keils to the south of Duror. Between Duror and Keils lies Cuil Bay, a small bay in Loch Linnhe.<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.