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TITLE
Below Sgurr of Eigg
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0697
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
10602
KEYWORDS
hills
rocks
geology
islands
Small Isles
Inner Hebrides
Below Sgurr of Eigg

An Sgurr or the Sgurr of Eigg stands at just over 1200ft at the south end of the island of Eigg. The Sgurr is thought to have been formed about 50 million years ago when a volcano erupted on Rum. The landscape was carved during the last ice age when the soft rock was swept away leaving the hard rock of the Sgurr standing out. Sgurr is a Gaelic word describing a sharp, pointed hill.

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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Below Sgurr of Eigg

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

hills; rocks; geology; islands; Small Isles; Inner Hebrides

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

An Sgurr or the Sgurr of Eigg stands at just over 1200ft at the south end of the island of Eigg. The Sgurr is thought to have been formed about 50 million years ago when a volcano erupted on Rum. The landscape was carved during the last ice age when the soft rock was swept away leaving the hard rock of the Sgurr standing out. Sgurr is a Gaelic word describing a sharp, pointed hill.<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.