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TITLE
Corrimony chambered cairn
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0207
PLACENAME
Corrimony
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9738
KEYWORDS
cairns
stone circles
archaeology
Corrimony chambered cairn

Corrimony Chambered Cairn is located about eight miles west of Drumnadrochit in Glen Urquhart. The cairn is a passage grave similar to those found at Clava and dates from approximately the 3rd millennium BC. A ring of stones surrounds the cairn and the passage is aligned to the south west in reference to the midwinter sunset.

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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Corrimony chambered cairn

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

20c

cairns; stone circles; archaeology

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Corrimony Chambered Cairn is located about eight miles west of Drumnadrochit in Glen Urquhart. The cairn is a passage grave similar to those found at Clava and dates from approximately the 3rd millennium BC. A ring of stones surrounds the cairn and the passage is aligned to the south west in reference to the midwinter sunset.<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.