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TITLE
Scots Pines
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0804
PLACENAME
unidentified
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10696
KEYWORDS
Scots Pine
trees
ancient woodland
ancient forest
pine woods
pine trees
Scots Pines

Scots Pines form the basis of the native pinewoods of Scotland. They are extremely important for national wildlife conservation. Only remnants of the great forests of 8000 years ago remain today, as the wood was burnt for fuel, cleared for farming, or overgrazed by sheep or deer. Today a long-term project is under way working to protect and restore these ancient forests. These Scots Pines (location unknown) were 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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Scots Pines

20c

Scots Pine; trees; ancient woodland; ancient forest; pine woods; pine trees

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Scots Pines form the basis of the native pinewoods of Scotland. They are extremely important for national wildlife conservation. Only remnants of the great forests of 8000 years ago remain today, as the wood was burnt for fuel, cleared for farming, or overgrazed by sheep or deer. Today a long-term project is under way working to protect and restore these ancient forests. These Scots Pines (location unknown) were 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.