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TITLE
Dun at Druim an Duin, by Bellanoch, Knapdale.
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_1018
PLACENAME
Druim an Duin
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: North Knapdale
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10904
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands
social histories
duns
querns
dwelling
dwellings
home
homes
archaeology
archaeological sites
archaeological finds
Dun at Druim an Duin, by Bellanoch, Knapdale.

A dun is a small fortified Iron Age stronghold or enclosure, usually circular or oval in shape and often built on a suitable crag or hillock. Duns may have been the residences of single, high status, families. This photograph shows part of the well-preserved dun at Druim an Duin, by Bellanoch, Knapdale.

Druim an Duin was excavated between 1904 and 1905 by D. Christison on behalf of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland but the work consisted mainly of stone clearance. Small finds from the excavation included a rotary quern and a handled steatite cup which are now in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

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. Between 1912 and 1949 she 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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Dun at Druim an Duin, by Bellanoch, Knapdale.

ARGYLL: North Knapdale

20c

Highlands and Islands; social histories; duns; querns; dwelling; dwellings; home; homes; archaeology; archaeological sites; archaeological finds

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

A dun is a small fortified Iron Age stronghold or enclosure, usually circular or oval in shape and often built on a suitable crag or hillock. Duns may have been the residences of single, high status, families. This photograph shows part of the well-preserved dun at Druim an Duin, by Bellanoch, Knapdale. <br /> <br /> Druim an Duin was excavated between 1904 and 1905 by D. Christison on behalf of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland but the work consisted mainly of stone clearance. Small finds from the excavation included a rotary quern and a handled steatite cup which are now in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.<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. Between 1912 and 1949 she 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.