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TITLE
Castle Sween & Loch Sween, Knapdale
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0029
PLACENAME
Knapdale
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: North Knapdale
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9390
KEYWORDS
Castle Sween
Castle Sweyn
Loch Sween
castles
Royalists
ruins
Suibne the Red
castle
Castle Sween & Loch Sween, Knapdale

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows the view to Castle Sween, Argyll, with Loch Sween behind. Also known as Castle Swin and Castle Sweyn, it is one of the earliest existing stone castles in Scotland, built around the 12th century by Suibne the Red. It frequently changed hands over the centuries and was eventually destroyed by Royalists in 1647.

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. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban.


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Castle Sween & Loch Sween, Knapdale

ARGYLL: North Knapdale

20c

Castle Sween; Castle Sweyn; Loch Sween; castles; Royalists; ruins; Suibne the Red; castle

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows the view to Castle Sween, Argyll, with Loch Sween behind. Also known as Castle Swin and Castle Sweyn, it is one of the earliest existing stone castles in Scotland, built around the 12th century by Suibne the Red. It frequently changed hands over the centuries and was eventually destroyed by Royalists in 1647. <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. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but 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.