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TITLE
Loch Sween or Loch Caolisport, Knapdale
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0957
PLACENAME
Knapdale
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10845
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands
social histories
photograph
lochs
peninsulas
MacNiel
MacNeill
Loch Sween or Loch Caolisport, Knapdale

This lochside view, probably of Loch Sween or Loch Caolisport on the Knapdale Peninsula, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.

Knapdale, associated with the clans MacMillan and MacNeil, lies on the west coast of Argyll, north of the Kintyre Peninsula. To the north it is separated from the district of Lorne by the Crinan Canal. Lochs Sween and Caolisport, on the west coast, flow into the Sound of Jura. Knapdale's principal settlement, on the east coast, is Ardrishaig, on the shores of Loch Fyne.

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


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Loch Sween or Loch Caolisport, Knapdale

20th Century

Highlands and Islands; social histories; photograph; lochs; peninsulas; MacNiel; MacNeill

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This lochside view, probably of Loch Sween or Loch Caolisport on the Knapdale Peninsula, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.<br /> <br /> Knapdale, associated with the clans MacMillan and MacNeil, lies on the west coast of Argyll, north of the Kintyre Peninsula. To the north it is separated from the district of Lorne by the Crinan Canal. Lochs Sween and Caolisport, on the west coast, flow into the Sound of Jura. Knapdale's principal settlement, on the east coast, is Ardrishaig, on the shores of Loch Fyne.<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.