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TITLE
Dunan nan Nighean, Colonsay
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0921
PLACENAME
Dunan nan Nighean
DISTRICT
Jura and Colonsay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10814
KEYWORDS
social histories
photograph
home
homes
house
houses
archaeological sites
islands
Dunan nan Nighean, Colonsay

A dun is a small fortified Iron Age stronghold or enclosure, usually circular or oval in shape and often built on a suitable crag or hillock. Duns may have been the residences of single, high status, families. This photograph shows the remains at Dunan nan Nighean, on the island of Colonsay. It was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.

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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Dunan nan Nighean, Colonsay

ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay

20c

social histories; photograph; home; homes; house; houses; archaeological sites; islands

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

A dun is a small fortified Iron Age stronghold or enclosure, usually circular or oval in shape and often built on a suitable crag or hillock. Duns may have been the residences of single, high status, families. This photograph shows the remains at Dunan nan Nighean, on the island of Colonsay. It was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.<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.