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TITLE
Road Leading to Achindarroch Farm, Glen Duror
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0634
PLACENAME
Ballachulish
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10547
KEYWORDS
villages
glens
place names
quarries
Road Leading to Achindarroch Farm, Glen Duror

This photograph was taken on the road leading to Achindarroch Farm in Glen Duror, south of Ballachulish. On the right, the side of Beinn a' Bheithir can be seen and the two white scars on the slopes are quarries, one for granite and the other for china clay.

Ballachulish was formerly known as Laroch and stands on the south side of Loch Leven and to the west of Glen Coe. From the 16th century slate was quarried nearby. The settlements of North and South Ballachulish lie on either side of the Leven Narrows. They were linked by a ferry until 1975 and the completion of a bridge. On the south side of the Narrows stands a monument marking the spot where James of the Glens was hanged after being accused of the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure in 1752.

The name Ballachulish comes from Gaelic and translates as 'the village at the narrows'.

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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Road Leading to Achindarroch Farm, Glen Duror

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

villages; glens; place names; quarries

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph was taken on the road leading to Achindarroch Farm in Glen Duror, south of Ballachulish. On the right, the side of Beinn a' Bheithir can be seen and the two white scars on the slopes are quarries, one for granite and the other for china clay.<br /> <br /> Ballachulish was formerly known as Laroch and stands on the south side of Loch Leven and to the west of Glen Coe. From the 16th century slate was quarried nearby. The settlements of North and South Ballachulish lie on either side of the Leven Narrows. They were linked by a ferry until 1975 and the completion of a bridge. On the south side of the Narrows stands a monument marking the spot where James of the Glens was hanged after being accused of the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure in 1752.<br /> <br /> The name Ballachulish comes from Gaelic and translates as 'the village at the narrows'.<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.