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TITLE
In the valley of the Dhruim, Beauly
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GWW_03
PLACENAME
Dhruim Valley
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Kilmorack Heritage Group
ASSET ID
23454
KEYWORDS
photographers
valleys
gorges
rivers
In the valley of the Dhruim, Beauly

George Washington Wilson (1823 - 1893) was an Aberdeen-based photographer who travelled extensively in Scotland and abroad taking landscape photographs with the aid of a portable darkroom. He photographed Queen Victoria and was commissioned by her to record the construction of Balmoral.

The Ordnance Gazetteer for Scotland (new ed., Edinburgh 1901), using a slightly different spelling, describes the Dhruim:

'A river-gorge in Kilmorack Parish, Inverness-shire, extending about 2 or 3 miles south-westward from Kilmorack church and traversed by the river Beauly. It is flanked by steep mountain acclivities, clothed with birch and pine; is fringed, along the river's brinks, by rows of oaks, alders, and weeping birches; is swept, along the bottom, by a series of cascades over shelving masses of red sandstone; and has, altogether, a romantically picturesque character'.

More information about Beauly can be found at www.kilmorack.com, the Kilmorack Heritage Association, who supplied this photograph

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In the valley of the Dhruim, Beauly

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

photographers; valleys; gorges; rivers

Kilmorack Heritage Group

George Washington Wilson (1823 - 1893) was an Aberdeen-based photographer who travelled extensively in Scotland and abroad taking landscape photographs with the aid of a portable darkroom. He photographed Queen Victoria and was commissioned by her to record the construction of Balmoral.<br /> <br /> The Ordnance Gazetteer for Scotland (new ed., Edinburgh 1901), using a slightly different spelling, describes the Dhruim:<br /> <br /> 'A river-gorge in Kilmorack Parish, Inverness-shire, extending about 2 or 3 miles south-westward from Kilmorack church and traversed by the river Beauly. It is flanked by steep mountain acclivities, clothed with birch and pine; is fringed, along the river's brinks, by rows of oaks, alders, and weeping birches; is swept, along the bottom, by a series of cascades over shelving masses of red sandstone; and has, altogether, a romantically picturesque character'.<br /> <br /> More information about Beauly can be found at www.kilmorack.com, the Kilmorack Heritage Association, who supplied this photograph