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TITLE
White Sands of Morar
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0967
PLACENAME
Morar
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10854
KEYWORDS
social histories
railways
beaches
beach
sand
coast
coasts
coastline
shore
shores
shoreline
White Sands of Morar

The 'White Sands of Morar', also known as the 'Silver Sands of Morar', lie off the west coast of Morar, overlooking the Sound of Sleat. A favourite location for tourists, especially since the opening of the West Highland Extension Railway in 1901, the area has also been used as a location for films, such as 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander'.

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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White Sands of Morar

INVERNESS: Glenelg

20th Century

social histories; railways; beaches; beach; sand; coast; coasts; coastline; shore; shores; shoreline

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The 'White Sands of Morar', also known as the 'Silver Sands of Morar', lie off the west coast of Morar, overlooking the Sound of Sleat. A favourite location for tourists, especially since the opening of the West Highland Extension Railway in 1901, the area has also been used as a location for films, such as 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander'.<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.