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TITLE
Eigg from the Ardnamurchan Peninsula
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_1042
PLACENAME
Ardnamurchan
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10930
KEYWORDS
social histories
island
Inner Hebrides
rock
rocks
coast
coasts
coastline
Eigg from the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean islands, lying around 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are of a pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes. The low-lying southern ground overlies basalt. This photograph of Eigg, as seen from the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, dates from the first half of the 20th century.

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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Eigg from the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

social histories; island; Inner Hebrides; rock; rocks; coast; coasts; coastline

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean islands, lying around 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are of a pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes. The low-lying southern ground overlies basalt. This photograph of Eigg, as seen from the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, dates from the first half of the 20th century.<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.