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TITLE
View over Cuil Bay, Duror, Appin
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0719
PLACENAME
Duror
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10618
KEYWORDS
bays
coast
coasts
View over Cuil Bay, Duror, Appin

This photograph of Cuil Bay is taken from the track that runs between two ruined houses at the base of Rudha Beag. Keil House can just be made out on the far right of the bay.

Glen Duror is a broad mountain valley running down to Loch Linnhe on the west coast of Appin. It is the birthplace of James Stewart - 'James of the Glens' - who was hanged for the murder in 1752 of Lochiel's factor, Colin Campbell of Glenure. Campbell was shot in the back by a marksman in the nearby wood of Lettermore. The episode is known as the 'Appin Murder' and was immortalised in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. Stewart was convicted of being an accessory to the killing, the identity of the murderer never being established.

This view over a bay to the hills at Duror 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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View over Cuil Bay, Duror, Appin

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

bays; coast; coasts

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph of Cuil Bay is taken from the track that runs between two ruined houses at the base of Rudha Beag. Keil House can just be made out on the far right of the bay.<br /> <br /> Glen Duror is a broad mountain valley running down to Loch Linnhe on the west coast of Appin. It is the birthplace of James Stewart - 'James of the Glens' - who was hanged for the murder in 1752 of Lochiel's factor, Colin Campbell of Glenure. Campbell was shot in the back by a marksman in the nearby wood of Lettermore. The episode is known as the 'Appin Murder' and was immortalised in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. Stewart was convicted of being an accessory to the killing, the identity of the murderer never being established.<br /> <br /> This view over a bay to the hills at Duror 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.