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TITLE
Looking out from Port na Churaich, St Columba's Bay, Iona
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0782
PLACENAME
Iona
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10677
KEYWORDS
island
islands
coast
coasts
bays
rocks
saints
Looking out from Port na Churaich, St Columba's Bay, Iona

Tradition has it that Columba first landed at the southern tip of Iona at what is now called 'Columba's Bay' or 'Port a Churaich' (Haven of the Coracle). This rock face, at St Columba's Bay, 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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Looking out from Port na Churaich, St Columba's Bay, Iona

ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon

20c

island; islands; coast; coasts; bays; rocks; saints

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Tradition has it that Columba first landed at the southern tip of Iona at what is now called 'Columba's Bay' or 'Port a Churaich' (Haven of the Coracle). This rock face, at St Columba's Bay, 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.