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TITLE
'Sanna Bheag', Ardnamurchan Peninsula
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0887
PLACENAME
Sanna
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10781
KEYWORDS
social histories
photograph
houses
bays
coast
coasts
coastline
shore
shores
shoreline
sand
sands
'Sanna Bheag', Ardnamurchan Peninsula

This house at Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan, Argyll is the home of M.E.M. (Mary Ethel Muir) Donaldson. It was built using local labour and traditional methods and materials. In 1928 Miss Donaldson published her account of the building of 'Sanna Bheag' in 'Country Life'.

M.E.M. 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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'Sanna Bheag', Ardnamurchan Peninsula

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

social histories; photograph; houses; bays; coast; coasts; coastline; shore; shores; shoreline; sand; sands

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This house at Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan, Argyll is the home of M.E.M. (Mary Ethel Muir) Donaldson. It was built using local labour and traditional methods and materials. In 1928 Miss Donaldson published her account of the building of 'Sanna Bheag' in 'Country Life'.<br /> <br /> M.E.M. 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 /> 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 /> 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.