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TITLE
Cottage and Boat-roofed shed on Eigg
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0695
PLACENAME
Isle of Eigg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
41644
KEYWORDS
boats
houses
sheds
buildings
roofs
thatched roof
Cottage and Boat-roofed shed on Eigg

An example of a thatched cottage somewhere on the west coast of Scotland. Older thatched cottages would not have had a chimney but this cottage does. The shed attached to the cottage has been roofed with an old boat. It is possible that this boat was no longer seaworthy but not in a bad enough state to scrap.

M.E.M. 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. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.

Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson 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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Cottage and Boat-roofed shed on Eigg

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

boats; houses; sheds; buildings; roofs; thatched roof

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

An example of a thatched cottage somewhere on the west coast of Scotland. Older thatched cottages would not have had a chimney but this cottage does. The shed attached to the cottage has been roofed with an old boat. It is possible that this boat was no longer seaworthy but not in a bad enough state to scrap.<br /> <br /> M.E.M. 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. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /> <br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson 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 /> 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.