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TITLE
Cup markings at Risga, Ardnamurchan
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0859
PLACENAME
Risga
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10751
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands
social histories
rock formations
rock pools
rock holes
cup marking
bait hole
bait mortar
Cup markings at Risga, Ardnamurchan

These cup markings, also known as bait holes or bait mortars, appear in the rocks at Risga, near Glenborrodale Bay, on the shores of Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan. The origin and function of the holes has been a topic of discussion over the years but it may be that they are of comparatively recent origin.

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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Cup markings at Risga, Ardnamurchan

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

Highlands and Islands; social histories; rock formations; rock pools; rock holes; cup marking; bait hole; bait mortar

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

These cup markings, also known as bait holes or bait mortars, appear in the rocks at Risga, near Glenborrodale Bay, on the shores of Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan. The origin and function of the holes has been a topic of discussion over the years but it may be that they are of comparatively recent origin. <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.