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TITLE
Track through Glen Nevis
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0983
PLACENAME
Glen Nevis
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
PERIOD
20th Century
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10869
KEYWORDS
social histories
tourism
photograph
glens
hill
hills
mountain
mountains
tracks
Track through Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis, a scenic glen in the Lochaber district, runs south from Fort William below the southern face of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. This track through the glen dates from the late 19th century and was a popular route for horse-drawn carriages. The slopes of Meall Cumhann can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.

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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Track through Glen Nevis

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

20th Century

social histories; tourism; photograph; glens; hill; hills; mountain; mountains; tracks

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Glen Nevis, a scenic glen in the Lochaber district, runs south from Fort William below the southern face of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. This track through the glen dates from the late 19th century and was a popular route for horse-drawn carriages. The slopes of Meall Cumhann can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century.<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.