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TITLE
Entrance to broch, Dun Totaig, Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0764
PLACENAME
Totaig
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10663
KEYWORDS
brochs
lintels
Entrance to broch, Dun Totaig, Loch Duich

Dun Totaig or Caisteal Grugaig is a well-preserved broch standing west of Totaig on Loch Duich, Wester Ross, on the opposite shore from Eilean Donan Castle. It stands at a maximum height of 13 feet and has various broch features including mural chambers and the remains of a stair and gallery. This photograph, taken from inside the broch, shows an entranceway with lintel above. It was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.

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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Entrance to broch, Dun Totaig, Loch Duich

ROSS: Lochalsh

20c

brochs; lintels

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Dun Totaig or Caisteal Grugaig is a well-preserved broch standing west of Totaig on Loch Duich, Wester Ross, on the opposite shore from Eilean Donan Castle. It stands at a maximum height of 13 feet and has various broch features including mural chambers and the remains of a stair and gallery. This photograph, taken from inside the broch, shows an entranceway with lintel above. It was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.<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.