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TITLE
Rock formations on Eigg
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0696
PLACENAME
Isle of Eigg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10601
KEYWORDS
islands
rocks
geology
Inner Hebrides
Picts
communities
Rock formations on Eigg

The island of Eigg is the second largest of the Small Isles and lies about 7 miles west of the mainland. Eigg's volcanic past has created some interesting rock formations along the island's coastline.

There is evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Pictish settlement on the island and Norse settlers used Eigg as a base for trading with Ireland. The island then passed into the ownership of the MacDonalds. The MacDonalds of Eigg sold the island in the 1820s. After many years of problems with absentee landlords the island was bought by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, a partnership between Eigg's residents, The Highland Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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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Rock formations on Eigg

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

islands; rocks; geology; Inner Hebrides; Picts; communities

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The island of Eigg is the second largest of the Small Isles and lies about 7 miles west of the mainland. Eigg's volcanic past has created some interesting rock formations along the island's coastline.<br /> <br /> There is evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Pictish settlement on the island and Norse settlers used Eigg as a base for trading with Ireland. The island then passed into the ownership of the MacDonalds. The MacDonalds of Eigg sold the island in the 1820s. After many years of problems with absentee landlords the island was bought by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, a partnership between Eigg's residents, The Highland Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.<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.