Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Dun Mhuirich, Linne Mhuirich, Knapdale
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0948
PLACENAME
Linne Mhuirich
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: North Knapdale
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10838
KEYWORDS
social histories
photograph
strongholds
home
homes
house
houses
islands
archaeology
archaeological sites
jetties
lochs
fort
forts
hillfort
hillforts
Dun Mhuirich, Linne Mhuirich, Knapdale

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 is of Dun Mhuirich on the shores of Linne Mhuirich, north of Loch Sween on the Knapdale Peninsula.

Parts of the main wall of Dun Mhuirich are well preserved. Within the enclosure are the remains of several drystone buildings. At the base of the cliff, boulders have been placed to form a jetty.

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. 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


This image can be purchased.
For further information about purchasing and prices please email the
Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Dun Mhuirich, Linne Mhuirich, Knapdale

ARGYLL: North Knapdale

20th Century

social histories; photograph; strongholds; home; homes; house; houses; islands; archaeology; archaeological sites; jetties; lochs; fort; forts; hillfort; hillforts

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 is of Dun Mhuirich on the shores of Linne Mhuirich, north of Loch Sween on the Knapdale Peninsula. <br /> <br /> Parts of the main wall of Dun Mhuirich are well preserved. Within the enclosure are the remains of several drystone buildings. At the base of the cliff, boulders have been placed to form a jetty.<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. 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.