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TITLE
Eigg landscape with Rum in the distance
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0838
PLACENAME
Isle of Eigg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10730
KEYWORDS
Inner Hebrides
social histories
cairns
sand
photograph
rock
rocks
hill
hills
mountain
mountains
coast
coasts
Eigg landscape with Rum in the distance

This upland landscape on the island of Eigg, with the peaks of Rum in the distance. was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Two cairn-like structures can be seen in the centre of the photograph.

Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean islands, lying around 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are of a pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes and has created the famous 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig.

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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Eigg landscape with Rum in the distance

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

Inner Hebrides; social histories; cairns; sand; photograph; rock; rocks; hill; hills; mountain; mountains; coast; coasts

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This upland landscape on the island of Eigg, with the peaks of Rum in the distance. was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Two cairn-like structures can be seen in the centre of the photograph.<br /> <br /> Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean islands, lying around 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are of a pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes and has created the famous 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig.<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.