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TITLE
Near Ardsheal, Appin
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0718
PLACENAME
Ardsheal
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10617
KEYWORDS
estates
tracks
Near Ardsheal, Appin

This photograph was taken from the track that leads from the Back Settlement of Cuil to Ardsheal. Fields below Ardsheal House can be seen in the middle ground on the left, with the Mamore Hills in the background.

The Ardsheal Estate in Appin, Argyll, is home to one of the oldest natural woodlands in Scotland. To the east lies Loch Linnhe, a 15 kilometre loch which opens into the Firth of Lorne at its southwestern end. This coastal track near Ardsheal was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.

Mary Ethel Muir 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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Near Ardsheal, Appin

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

estates; tracks

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph was taken from the track that leads from the Back Settlement of Cuil to Ardsheal. Fields below Ardsheal House can be seen in the middle ground on the left, with the Mamore Hills in the background.<br /> <br /> The Ardsheal Estate in Appin, Argyll, is home to one of the oldest natural woodlands in Scotland. To the east lies Loch Linnhe, a 15 kilometre loch which opens into the Firth of Lorne at its southwestern end. This coastal track near Ardsheal was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.<br /> <br /> Mary Ethel Muir 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.