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TITLE
Ardtoe, Ardnamurchan coastline
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0823
PLACENAME
Ardtoe
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10713
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands
social histories
beaches
beach
photograph
fishing
coast
coasts
coastline
Ardtoe, Ardnamurchan coastline

This sandy inlet at Ardtoe, Ardnamurchan, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Ardtoe lies 3 miles northwest of Acharacle, at the mouth of Kentra Bay. Until recently it was the base for a marine research laboratory run by the Sea Fish Industry Authority.



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. 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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Ardtoe, Ardnamurchan coastline

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

Highlands and Islands; social histories; beaches; beach; photograph; fishing; coast; coasts; coastline

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This sandy inlet at Ardtoe, Ardnamurchan, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Ardtoe lies 3 miles northwest of Acharacle, at the mouth of Kentra Bay. Until recently it was the base for a marine research laboratory run by the Sea Fish Industry Authority. <br /><br /> <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. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /><br /> <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 /><br /> <br /><br /> This image can be purchased.<br /><br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /><br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.