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TITLE
View out to Rum
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0142
PLACENAME
Isle of Rum
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9597
KEYWORDS
islands
views
View out to Rum

Rum is the largest of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides. It lies to the south of Skye between Eigg and Canna. It is a mountainous island mostly composed of Torridonian sandstone. Rum has been inhabited since 7000BC and has been in the hands of various owners. The island was designated a National Nature Reserve in 1957 and is currently managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. Today the island supports a population of around 30 and is rumoured to have the highest rainfall in the Inner Hebrides.

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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View out to Rum

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

islands; views

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Rum is the largest of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides. It lies to the south of Skye between Eigg and Canna. It is a mountainous island mostly composed of Torridonian sandstone. Rum has been inhabited since 7000BC and has been in the hands of various owners. The island was designated a National Nature Reserve in 1957 and is currently managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. Today the island supports a population of around 30 and is rumoured to have the highest rainfall in the Inner Hebrides.<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.