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TITLE
Road through Glencoe
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0322
PLACENAME
Glen Coe
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9990
KEYWORDS
Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
Bidean nam Bian
Glencoe
hill walking
Road through Glencoe

Glencoe runs approximately 10 miles west from Rannoch Moor to the shores of Loch Leven. The north side is dominated by the Aonach Eagach ridge, often considered the most challenging scramble on mainland Scotland. The lower south side is dominated by Bidean nam Bian with Buachaille Etive Beag, stretching back to Glen Etive, and Buachaille Etive Mòr on the upper south side. The area is very popular with hill walkers and climbers.

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows a road running through lower Glencoe. Sgorr nam Fiannaidh is to the left, Bidean nam Bian in the background.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir 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. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban.


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Road through Glencoe

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh; Bidean nam Bian; Glencoe; hill walking

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Glencoe runs approximately 10 miles west from Rannoch Moor to the shores of Loch Leven. The north side is dominated by the Aonach Eagach ridge, often considered the most challenging scramble on mainland Scotland. The lower south side is dominated by Bidean nam Bian with Buachaille Etive Beag, stretching back to Glen Etive, and Buachaille Etive Mòr on the upper south side. The area is very popular with hill walkers and climbers.<br /> <br /> This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows a road running through lower Glencoe. Sgorr nam Fiannaidh is to the left, Bidean nam Bian in the background.<br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir 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. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but 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.