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TITLE
Road to Arnisdale, Loch Hourn
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0816
PLACENAME
Arnisdale
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10706
KEYWORDS
social histories
photograph
roads
bays
villages
glens
hills
Road to Arnisdale, Loch Hourn

This road through the hills possibly leads to Arnisdale, on the shores of Loch Hourn. It was photographed in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.

The village of Arnisdale, situated on the small bay called Camus Ban, looks across Loch Hourn to the mountains of Knoydart. The village is almost at the end of a narrow road which extends from Glenelg, past Sandaig, to Corran, several miles short of the deserted village of Kinloch Hourn at the head of Loch Hourn. Arnisdale is a popular departure point for trips to Kinloch Hourn by boat, and to the summit of Ladhar Bheinn on Knoydart which rises to 1020 m, affording spectacular views across to Skye, the Cuillin and the islands of Rum and Eigg.

The photographer, 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. Between 1912 and 1949 she 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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Road to Arnisdale, Loch Hourn

INVERNESS: Glenelg

20c

social histories; photograph; roads; bays; villages; glens; hills

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This road through the hills possibly leads to Arnisdale, on the shores of Loch Hourn. It was photographed in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.<br /> <br /> The village of Arnisdale, situated on the small bay called Camus Ban, looks across Loch Hourn to the mountains of Knoydart. The village is almost at the end of a narrow road which extends from Glenelg, past Sandaig, to Corran, several miles short of the deserted village of Kinloch Hourn at the head of Loch Hourn. Arnisdale is a popular departure point for trips to Kinloch Hourn by boat, and to the summit of Ladhar Bheinn on Knoydart which rises to 1020 m, affording spectacular views across to Skye, the Cuillin and the islands of Rum and Eigg.<br /> <br /> The photographer, 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. Between 1912 and 1949 she 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.