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TITLE
Sanna Bheag house under construction
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0122
PLACENAME
Sanna
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9557
KEYWORDS
houses
construction
stone masons
Sanna Bheag house under construction

MEM Donaldson's house, Sanna Bheag, was built between 1925 and 1927 near Sanna on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. She designed the building herself using other houses she saw in the area as a reference. The walls were made with blocks of local stone and the roof was thatched. The chimney pots were upturned buckets. The house was destroyed by fire in 1947.

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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Sanna Bheag house under construction

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

houses; construction; stone masons

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

MEM Donaldson's house, Sanna Bheag, was built between 1925 and 1927 near Sanna on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. She designed the building herself using other houses she saw in the area as a reference. The walls were made with blocks of local stone and the roof was thatched. The chimney pots were upturned buckets. The house was destroyed by fire in 1947.<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.<br />