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TITLE
Stone circle, possibly at Scalasaig
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0649
PLACENAME
Scalasaig
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
10562
KEYWORDS
stone circles
standing stones
islands
Stone circle, possibly at Scalasaig

The island of Colonsay lies to the south of Mull and to the west of Jura. Colonsay currently has a population of around 100 people. The majority of the people live in Scalasaig, the main settlement on the island. Scalasaig in on the east side of the island and has a megalithic stone circle nearby.

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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Stone circle, possibly at Scalasaig

ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay

20c

stone circles; standing stones; islands

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. Colonsay currently has a population of around 100 people. The majority of the people live in Scalasaig, the main settlement on the island. Scalasaig in on the east side of the island and has a megalithic stone circle nearby.<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.