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TITLE
Bridge over the Atlantic, Seil Island
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0666
PLACENAME
Clachan Bridge
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilbrandon and Kilchattan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10578
KEYWORDS
bridges
islands
engineers
Bridge over the Atlantic, Seil Island

Seil island in on the east side of the Firth of Lorn to the south west of Oban. Seil Sound sits between the island and the mainland and is crossed by Clachan Bridge. Clachan Bridge is more popularly known as the Bridge Over The Atlantic. The original design for the bridge, by John Stevenson of Oban, was for a two-arched bridge but this was modified to one arch when it was built by Robert Mylne in 1792.

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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Bridge over the Atlantic, Seil Island

ARGYLL: Kilbrandon and Kilchattan

20c

bridges; islands; engineers

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Seil island in on the east side of the Firth of Lorn to the south west of Oban. Seil Sound sits between the island and the mainland and is crossed by Clachan Bridge. Clachan Bridge is more popularly known as the Bridge Over The Atlantic. The original design for the bridge, by John Stevenson of Oban, was for a two-arched bridge but this was modified to one arch when it was built by Robert Mylne in 1792.<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.