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TITLE
An Sgurr
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0188
PLACENAME
Isle of Eigg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9700
KEYWORDS
hills
islands
landscapes
An Sgurr

An Sgurr or the Sgurr of Eigg stands at just over 1200ft at the south end of the island of Eigg. The Sgurr was formed about 50 million years ago when a volcano erupted on Rum. The landscape was carved during the last ice age when the soft rock was swept away leaving the hard rock of the Sgurr standing out. Sgurr is a Gaelic word describing a sharp, pointed hill.

Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively round the north and west Highlands writing and taking photographs. She died in 1958. This photograph is part of her collection


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An Sgurr

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

hills; islands; landscapes

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

An Sgurr or the Sgurr of Eigg stands at just over 1200ft at the south end of the island of Eigg. The Sgurr was formed about 50 million years ago when a volcano erupted on Rum. The landscape was carved during the last ice age when the soft rock was swept away leaving the hard rock of the Sgurr standing out. Sgurr is a Gaelic word describing a sharp, pointed hill.<br /> <br /> Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively round the north and west Highlands writing and taking photographs. She died in 1958. This photograph is part of her collection <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.