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TITLE
Man standing on rock formation, Morvern
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0736
PLACENAME
Morvern
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Morvern
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10636
KEYWORDS
rocks
coast
coasts
Man standing on rock formation, Morvern

The Morvern Peninsula, Argyll, lies south of Ardnamurchan and northeast of Mull. It is bounded by Loch Linnhe, the Sound of Mull and Loch Sunart. The main settlements of Morvern are Lochaline, where there is a short ferry crossing to Fishnish on the island of Mull, and Fiunary. The highest points are Fuar Bheinn, 2798ft, and Beinn Mheadhoin, 2423ft. This interesting rock formation, with naturally eroded arch, on the Morvern coastline, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The identity of the gentleman in the centre of the photograph is unknown.

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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Man standing on rock formation, Morvern

ARGYLL: Morvern

20c

rocks; coast; coasts

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The Morvern Peninsula, Argyll, lies south of Ardnamurchan and northeast of Mull. It is bounded by Loch Linnhe, the Sound of Mull and Loch Sunart. The main settlements of Morvern are Lochaline, where there is a short ferry crossing to Fishnish on the island of Mull, and Fiunary. The highest points are Fuar Bheinn, 2798ft, and Beinn Mheadhoin, 2423ft. This interesting rock formation, with naturally eroded arch, on the Morvern coastline, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The identity of the gentleman in the centre of the photograph is unknown.<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.