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TITLE
Township of Luib, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_1082
PLACENAME
Luib
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10960
KEYWORDS
social histories
croft
crofts
townships
island
islands
Inner Hebrides
roads
Township of Luib, Skye

The old crofting township of Luib lies on the shore of Loch Ainort on the east coast of Skye. It straddles a bend in the A850 main road from Kyleakin to Portree, which was constructed round the shore of the loch to avoid climbing the hill above Dunan. Originally the township consisted of 24 thatched buildings with associated enclosures, field walls and head-dyke. Today, most of the thatched houses have been slated, but a couple remain. This view of Luib, with the Red Cuillin behind, dates from 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. 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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Township of Luib, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

20c

social histories; croft; crofts; townships; island; islands; Inner Hebrides; roads

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The old crofting township of Luib lies on the shore of Loch Ainort on the east coast of Skye. It straddles a bend in the A850 main road from Kyleakin to Portree, which was constructed round the shore of the loch to avoid climbing the hill above Dunan. Originally the township consisted of 24 thatched buildings with associated enclosures, field walls and head-dyke. Today, most of the thatched houses have been slated, but a couple remain. This view of Luib, with the Red Cuillin behind, dates from 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. 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.