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TITLE
Loch an Eilein, near Rothiemurchus
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0210
PLACENAME
Loch an Eilein
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9745
KEYWORDS
lochs
trees
forests
Loch an Eilein, near Rothiemurchus

Loch an Eilein is a loch within the Rothiemurchas Forest about three miles south of Aviemore. In the middle of the loch is a small island with the remains of a 15th century castle on it. The castle was once a stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch and was also the last place that ospreys nested before becoming extinct in Britain for nearly 40 years.

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 an Eilein, near Rothiemurchus

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

20c

lochs; trees; forests

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Loch an Eilein is a loch within the Rothiemurchas Forest about three miles south of Aviemore. In the middle of the loch is a small island with the remains of a 15th century castle on it. The castle was once a stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch and was also the last place that ospreys nested before becoming extinct in Britain for nearly 40 years.<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.