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TITLE
View over Ardsheal to Loch Linnhe and Ardgour
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0722
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
10621
KEYWORDS
Jacobites
Jacobite rebellion
lochs
hills
mountains
View over Ardsheal to Loch Linnhe and Ardgour

This photograph was taken from the hill behind Back Settlement (also known as Leacnasgeir) looking up to Ardsheal, Duror. The Mamore Hills and Ben Nevis can be seen in the background.

During the Jacobite rising of 1745-6, the Appin Stewarts, led by Charles Stewart of Ardsheal, were out for Bonnie Prince Charlie and fought for him at Culloden. After the prince's defeat, Stewart of Ardsheal went into hiding from the government troops. Tradition has it he hid in a cave behind a waterfall, close to the village of Duror on the Ardsheal Peninsula on the shores of Loch Linnhe. This view across Ardsheal and Loch Linnhe to Ardgour 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 Ardsheal to Loch Linnhe and Ardgour

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

Jacobites; Jacobite rebellion; lochs; hills; mountains

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph was taken from the hill behind Back Settlement (also known as Leacnasgeir) looking up to Ardsheal, Duror. The Mamore Hills and Ben Nevis can be seen in the background. <br /> <br /> During the Jacobite rising of 1745-6, the Appin Stewarts, led by Charles Stewart of Ardsheal, were out for Bonnie Prince Charlie and fought for him at Culloden. After the prince's defeat, Stewart of Ardsheal went into hiding from the government troops. Tradition has it he hid in a cave behind a waterfall, close to the village of Duror on the Ardsheal Peninsula on the shores of Loch Linnhe. This view across Ardsheal and Loch Linnhe to Ardgour 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.