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TITLE
Dunvegan Castle from the foreshore
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0127
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9567
KEYWORDS
castles
Skye
shores
clans
Dunvegan Castle from the foreshore

Parts of Dunvegan Castle are thought to date from the 9th century but additions and renovations have taken place in every century since the Macleods took over the castle in the 1200s. The castle stands 22 miles west of Portree, on the island of Skye, on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. Dunvegan has been occupied continuously occupied by the Macleods, apart from a short period after the potato famine, for nearly eight centuries. The current chief of the clan courted controversy recently when he put the Cuillin hills up for sale to pay for castle repairs. No buyer was found.

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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Dunvegan Castle from the foreshore

INVERNESS: Duirinish

20c

castles; Skye; shores; clans

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Parts of Dunvegan Castle are thought to date from the 9th century but additions and renovations have taken place in every century since the Macleods took over the castle in the 1200s. The castle stands 22 miles west of Portree, on the island of Skye, on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. Dunvegan has been occupied continuously occupied by the Macleods, apart from a short period after the potato famine, for nearly eight centuries. The current chief of the clan courted controversy recently when he put the Cuillin hills up for sale to pay for castle repairs. No buyer was found.<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 />