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TITLE
The Cuillin across Loch Eishort
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0659
PLACENAME
Loch Eishort
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10573
KEYWORDS
mountain
mountains
lochs
hill
hills
The Cuillin across Loch Eishort

Loch Eishort is a sea loch on the coast of Skye in the north of the Sleat peninsula. Behind can be seen the peaks of the Cuillin hills. The Cuillin are a mountain range in the south of Skye. They are often split into the Black Cuillin and the Red Cuillin due to their geological makeup. The Cuillin contain 12 Munros (Scottish peaks over 3000ft) including Sgurr Alasdair, the highest at 3258ft, Sgurr nan Gillean and Sgurr Dearg (the Inaccessible Pinnacle).

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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The Cuillin across Loch Eishort

INVERNESS: Sleat

20c

mountain; mountains; lochs; hill; hills

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Loch Eishort is a sea loch on the coast of Skye in the north of the Sleat peninsula. Behind can be seen the peaks of the Cuillin hills. The Cuillin are a mountain range in the south of Skye. They are often split into the Black Cuillin and the Red Cuillin due to their geological makeup. The Cuillin contain 12 Munros (Scottish peaks over 3000ft) including Sgurr Alasdair, the highest at 3258ft, Sgurr nan Gillean and Sgurr Dearg (the Inaccessible Pinnacle).<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.