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TITLE
Ardnamurchan, near Sanna
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0109
PLACENAME
Sanna
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9533
KEYWORDS
mountains
hills
streams
villages
Ardnamurchan, near Sanna

The Ardnamurchan peninsula stretches west from Sunart. It is separated from the Morvern peninsula by Loch Sunart and from Mull by the Sound of Mull. Ardnamurchan Point is the most westerly point on mainland Britain. The peninsula was of strategic importance to the Norse settlers for overseeing activities in Mull, Skye, the Argyll coast and the Western Isles. The Norse left during the 13th century and the land became part of the feudal holdings of David II. The peninsula did not escape during the Clearances and parts of the estate lands have been sold off piece by piece

This photograph was taken near Sanna. Sanna is a scattered settlement near the tip of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It is mostly a collection of ruined croft houses and holiday homes. Most people come to visit the stunning beach at Sanna Bay. The bay sits between Sanna Point to the north and Ardnamurchan Point to the south.

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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Ardnamurchan, near Sanna

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

mountains; hills; streams; villages

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The Ardnamurchan peninsula stretches west from Sunart. It is separated from the Morvern peninsula by Loch Sunart and from Mull by the Sound of Mull. Ardnamurchan Point is the most westerly point on mainland Britain. The peninsula was of strategic importance to the Norse settlers for overseeing activities in Mull, Skye, the Argyll coast and the Western Isles. The Norse left during the 13th century and the land became part of the feudal holdings of David II. The peninsula did not escape during the Clearances and parts of the estate lands have been sold off piece by piece <br /> <br /> This photograph was taken near Sanna. Sanna is a scattered settlement near the tip of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It is mostly a collection of ruined croft houses and holiday homes. Most people come to visit the stunning beach at Sanna Bay. The bay sits between Sanna Point to the north and Ardnamurchan Point to the south.<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 /> <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.