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TITLE
Loch Coruisk and the Cuillin Ridge
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0204
PLACENAME
Loch Coruisk
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9730
KEYWORDS
lochs
mountains
ridges
Loch Coruisk and the Cuillin Ridge

Loch Coruisk is one of the most remote lochs on Skye and is only accessible by boat or a long walk. The loch sits in the middle of the horseshoe of the main Cuillin ridge. It was carved out during the last ice age and the name translates as 'water cauldron'. It is linked to Loch Scavaig, and the sea, by the Scavaig River.

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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Loch Coruisk and the Cuillin Ridge

INVERNESS: Strath

20c

lochs; mountains; ridges

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Loch Coruisk is one of the most remote lochs on Skye and is only accessible by boat or a long walk. The loch sits in the middle of the horseshoe of the main Cuillin ridge. It was carved out during the last ice age and the name translates as 'water cauldron'. It is linked to Loch Scavaig, and the sea, by the Scavaig River.<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 />