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TITLE
Morar Viaduct
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0964
PLACENAME
Morar
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10852
KEYWORDS
social histories
tourism
railways
railway lines
photograph
viaducts
rivers
bridge
bridges
Morar Viaduct

The Morar Viaduct carries the West Highland Extension Railway, from Fort William to Mallaig, over the River Morar. Opened in 1901, the line was built to encourage the fishing industry and to link ferry services to the Western Isles. Today it is a favourite railway excursion for tourists. This view of the viaduct 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. 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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Morar Viaduct

INVERNESS: Glenelg

20th Century

social histories; tourism; railways; railway lines; photograph; viaducts; rivers; bridge; bridges

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The Morar Viaduct carries the West Highland Extension Railway, from Fort William to Mallaig, over the River Morar. Opened in 1901, the line was built to encourage the fishing industry and to link ferry services to the Western Isles. Today it is a favourite railway excursion for tourists. This view of the viaduct 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. 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.