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TITLE
Am Buachaille, Staffa
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0009
PLACENAME
Staffa
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9340
KEYWORDS
boats
Isabel Bonus
boat
Am Buachaille, Staffa

This photograph shows two boatmen and a lady in a small sailing boat, anchored off the coast of Staffa. The curious basalt rock formation behind the boat is known as 'The Herdsman' or 'Am Buachaille'. The lady is Miss Donaldson's companion, Isabel Bonus, and the photograph was used in Miss Donaldson's publication, 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands'.

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 area. Her good friend, Isabel Bonus, produced line drawings for some of her publications. Miss Donaldson died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban.


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Am Buachaille, Staffa

ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore

20c

boats; Isabel Bonus; boat

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph shows two boatmen and a lady in a small sailing boat, anchored off the coast of Staffa. The curious basalt rock formation behind the boat is known as 'The Herdsman' or 'Am Buachaille'. The lady is Miss Donaldson's companion, Isabel Bonus, and the photograph was used in Miss Donaldson's publication, 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands'.<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 area. Her good friend, Isabel Bonus, produced line drawings for some of her publications. Miss Donaldson 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.