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TITLE
Loch Fada, Colonsay
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0932
PLACENAME
Loch Fada
DISTRICT
Jura and Colonsay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10825
KEYWORDS
social histories
photograph
lochs
islands
plants
Loch Fada, Colonsay

Loch Fada is the largest loch on the island of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides. It lies between Kiloran and Scalasaig and has three distinct basins extending 2 miles (3 km) from northeast to southwest. It is the single known Colonsay locality for the brittleleaf plant or 'slender naiad'. Consequently it has been designated a Special Area of Conservation. This photograph, possibly of Loch Fada, 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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Loch Fada, Colonsay

ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay

20th Century

social histories; photograph; lochs; islands; plants

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Loch Fada is the largest loch on the island of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides. It lies between Kiloran and Scalasaig and has three distinct basins extending 2 miles (3 km) from northeast to southwest. It is the single known Colonsay locality for the brittleleaf plant or 'slender naiad'. Consequently it has been designated a Special Area of Conservation. This photograph, possibly of Loch Fada, 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.