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TITLE
Pier at Port Askaig, Islay
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0036
PLACENAME
Port Askaig
DISTRICT
Islay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Killarrow and Kilmeny
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9405
KEYWORDS
piers
Port Askaig
Jura
puffers
steamboats
Hebrides
pier
puffer
steamboat
Pier at Port Askaig, Islay

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows two gentlemen taking in the view at the end of the pier at Port Askaig, Islay. The island of Jura can be seen in the distance. Two puffers (small steamboats used to carry cargo around the west coast of Scotland and the Hebrides), are tied up at the pier.

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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Pier at Port Askaig, Islay

ARGYLL: Killarrow and Kilmeny

20c

piers; Port Askaig; Jura; puffers; steamboats; Hebrides; pier; puffer; steamboat

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 two gentlemen taking in the view at the end of the pier at Port Askaig, Islay. The island of Jura can be seen in the distance. Two puffers (small steamboats used to carry cargo around the west coast of Scotland and the Hebrides), are tied up at the pier.<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.