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TITLE
Lochside track, near Arisaig
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0971
PLACENAME
Arisaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10858
KEYWORDS
social histories
railways
tourism
photograph
lochs
roads
tracks
Lochside track, near Arisaig

This lochside track, near Arisaig, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Arisaig lies 7 miles (11km) south of Mallaig at the head of Loch nan Ceall in Lochaber district. As part of the 'Road to the Isles', the area around Arisaig has become popular with tourists, especially since the opening of the West Highland Extension Railway in 1901.

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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Lochside track, near Arisaig

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

20th Century

social histories; railways; tourism; photograph; lochs; roads; tracks

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This lochside track, near Arisaig, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. Arisaig lies 7 miles (11km) south of Mallaig at the head of Loch nan Ceall in Lochaber district. As part of the 'Road to the Isles', the area around Arisaig has become popular with tourists, especially since the opening of the West Highland Extension Railway in 1901.<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.