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TITLE
Glen Sligachan with Marsco (left), Skye
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0774
PLACENAME
Glen Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Bracadale
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10670
KEYWORDS
Cuillins
hills
mountains
glens
rocks
geology
Glen Sligachan with Marsco (left), Skye

Glen Sligachan on Skye runs for eight miles south from the Sligachan Hotel to the sea at Camasunary, near Elgol. It serves as a dividing line between the Black Cuillin, to the west of the Glen, and the Red Cuillin, to the east. The Red Cuillin are made of a reddish granite and have a rounded appearance while the more spectacular Black Cuillin are made of gabbro, a jagged, igneous rock. This view of Glen Sligachan shows Marsco on the left; one of the more rounded Red Cuillins. The photograph 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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Glen Sligachan with Marsco (left), Skye

INVERNESS: Bracadale

20c

Cuillins; hills; mountains; glens; rocks; geology

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Glen Sligachan on Skye runs for eight miles south from the Sligachan Hotel to the sea at Camasunary, near Elgol. It serves as a dividing line between the Black Cuillin, to the west of the Glen, and the Red Cuillin, to the east. The Red Cuillin are made of a reddish granite and have a rounded appearance while the more spectacular Black Cuillin are made of gabbro, a jagged, igneous rock. This view of Glen Sligachan shows Marsco on the left; one of the more rounded Red Cuillins. The photograph 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.