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TITLE
Clach na Carraig or Clach Diarmid, Strontoiller, Glen Lonan
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0857
PLACENAME
Strontoiller
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10749
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands
social histories
standing stones
photograph
Clach na Carraig or Clach Diarmid, Strontoiller, Glen Lonan

This standing stone at Strontoiller, Glen Lonan, Argyll, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Known as Clach na Carraig, or Clach Diarmid, it is one of the most impressive standing stones in Argyll. Together with two other monuments close by - a stone circle and a cairn - the site is said to mark the grave of the legendary Irish warrior hero, Diarmid.

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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Clach na Carraig or Clach Diarmid, Strontoiller, Glen Lonan

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

20c

Highlands and Islands; social histories; standing stones; photograph

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This standing stone at Strontoiller, Glen Lonan, Argyll, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Known as Clach na Carraig, or Clach Diarmid, it is one of the most impressive standing stones in Argyll. Together with two other monuments close by - a stone circle and a cairn - the site is said to mark the grave of the legendary Irish warrior hero, Diarmid.<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. 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.