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TITLE
Dunollie Castle, Oban
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0854
PLACENAME
Oban
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10746
KEYWORDS
social histories
Jacobites
castles
photograph
Dunollie Castle, Oban

This view of the ruins of Dunollie Castle dates from the first half of the 20th century. It was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson.

Dunollie Castle stands on rocky promontory overlooking Oban Bay. Excavations have revealed that the site was inhabited as early as the 7th century but the medieval ruins that we see today date from around 1200-1400 AD. The castle was a former seat of the MacDougalls, the Lords of Lorne, who once owned about a third of the land in Scotland. The castle was forfeited to the Crown after the 1715 Jacobite Rising but was later returned to the MacDougalls. The MacDougalls left the castle in 1746 for a country house nearby. The castle ruins are still owned by MacDougall of MacDougall.

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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Dunollie Castle, Oban

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

20c

social histories; Jacobites; castles; photograph

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This view of the ruins of Dunollie Castle dates from the first half of the 20th century. It was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson.<br /> <br /> Dunollie Castle stands on rocky promontory overlooking Oban Bay. Excavations have revealed that the site was inhabited as early as the 7th century but the medieval ruins that we see today date from around 1200-1400 AD. The castle was a former seat of the MacDougalls, the Lords of Lorne, who once owned about a third of the land in Scotland. The castle was forfeited to the Crown after the 1715 Jacobite Rising but was later returned to the MacDougalls. The MacDougalls left the castle in 1746 for a country house nearby. The castle ruins are still owned by MacDougall of MacDougall.<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.