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TITLE
Colonsay
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0648
PLACENAME
Colonsay
DISTRICT
Jura and Colonsay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10561
KEYWORDS
islands
coasts
shores
sea birds
Colonsay

The island of Colonsay lies to the south of Mull and to the west of Jura. At its southern end it is linked to the small island of Oronsay by a large expanse of sand which can be crossed at low tide. Colonsay currently has a population of around 100 people and the dramatic cliffs along its west coast are home to large colonies of seabirds. A couple with a cart can be seen on the shore.

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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Colonsay

ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay

20c

islands; coasts; shores; sea birds

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The island of Colonsay lies to the south of Mull and to the west of Jura. At its southern end it is linked to the small island of Oronsay by a large expanse of sand which can be crossed at low tide. Colonsay currently has a population of around 100 people and the dramatic cliffs along its west coast are home to large colonies of seabirds. A couple with a cart can be seen on the shore.<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.