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TITLE
River Beauly with Falls of Kilmorack
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_ADAMS_003
PLACENAME
Kilmorack
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Robert Moyes Adam
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31816
KEYWORDS
landscapes
rivers
trees
waterfalls
River Beauly with Falls of Kilmorack

Kilmorack Falls, near Beauly, before the building of the hydro-electric dam. The falls were a popular visitor attraction before the hydro-dam existed and a summerhouse was built beside the falls, to act as a viewpoint. A great attraction was watching the wild salmon attempting to leap up the falls.

A story exists about Lord Lovat and the Kilmorack Falls. When he had guests, he would tell them that the salmon they were eating had cooked themselves. As evidence of his story, he would lead them to the falls, where a fire was lit on one of the rocks and a cooking pot placed over it. When the salmon would attempt the ascent, one that veered off direction, would end up leaping into the pot.

Photographer Robert Moyes Adam (1885-1967) was born in Carluke, Lanarkshire. He was educated in science at Heriot Watt College, studied drawing at Edinburgh College of Art and botany at Edinburgh University. Adam subsequently worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh where he undertook botanical photography. However, it is as a landscape photographer that Robert Adam is best known. Examples of his landscape photography were regularly published in The Scots Magazine during the 1940s and used to illustrate a wide range of books, newspapers, magazines and advertising material.

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River Beauly with Falls of Kilmorack

1930s; 1940s

landscapes; rivers; trees; waterfalls

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Robert Moyes Adam

Kilmorack Falls, near Beauly, before the building of the hydro-electric dam. The falls were a popular visitor attraction before the hydro-dam existed and a summerhouse was built beside the falls, to act as a viewpoint. A great attraction was watching the wild salmon attempting to leap up the falls.<br /> <br /> A story exists about Lord Lovat and the Kilmorack Falls. When he had guests, he would tell them that the salmon they were eating had cooked themselves. As evidence of his story, he would lead them to the falls, where a fire was lit on one of the rocks and a cooking pot placed over it. When the salmon would attempt the ascent, one that veered off direction, would end up leaping into the pot.<br /> <br /> Photographer Robert Moyes Adam (1885-1967) was born in Carluke, Lanarkshire. He was educated in science at Heriot Watt College, studied drawing at Edinburgh College of Art and botany at Edinburgh University. Adam subsequently worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh where he undertook botanical photography. However, it is as a landscape photographer that Robert Adam is best known. Examples of his landscape photography were regularly published in The Scots Magazine during the 1940s and used to illustrate a wide range of books, newspapers, magazines and advertising material.