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TITLE
Kiloran Bay, Colonsay
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0924
PLACENAME
Kiloran Bay
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
10817
KEYWORDS
social histories
Vikings
boat burials
photograph
bays
graves
islands
coast
coasts
coastline
archaeological finds
Kiloran Bay, Colonsay

Colonsay lies immediately north of the island of Oronsay in the Inner Hebrides. The two islands are connected at low tide by a sandy causeway. This photograph, possibly of Kiloran Bay on Colonsay, was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson.

In 1882 a Viking boat burial was discovered at Kiloran Bay, dating from the late 9th or early 10th century. The grave contained the remains of a man, his horse, and other objects relating to his life such as weapons, weights and scales, and coins.

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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Kiloran Bay, Colonsay

ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay

20c

social histories; Vikings; boat burials; photograph; bays; graves; islands; coast; coasts; coastline; archaeological finds

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Colonsay lies immediately north of the island of Oronsay in the Inner Hebrides. The two islands are connected at low tide by a sandy causeway. This photograph, possibly of Kiloran Bay on Colonsay, was taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson. <br /> <br /> In 1882 a Viking boat burial was discovered at Kiloran Bay, dating from the late 9th or early 10th century. The grave contained the remains of a man, his horse, and other objects relating to his life such as weapons, weights and scales, and coins.<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.