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TITLE
Ruined cottage at Inveriggan, Glencoe
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0324
PLACENAME
Inveriggan
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9994
KEYWORDS
Inveriggan
Massacre of Glencoe
MacDonalds
Campbells
Ruined cottage at Inveriggan, Glencoe

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, is of a ruined cottage at Inveriggan (Inverigan), one of the main sites of the massacre at Glencoe, in February 1692. Under the command of Captain Robert Campbell of Glen Lyon, the Campbell soldiers set about disposing of their MacDonald hosts, in retribution for the lateness of the MacDonald clan chief, Alasdair MacIain, in swearing an oath to King William III.

The troops were ordered to 'putt all to the sword under seventy'. Thirty eight people were killed outright but others died later from exposure. The massacre is so ill thought of as it breaches the Highland code of hospitality: the MacDonalds had shown generosity to the Campbell troops for many days before the event.

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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Ruined cottage at Inveriggan, Glencoe

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

Inveriggan; Massacre of Glencoe; MacDonalds; Campbells

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, is of a ruined cottage at Inveriggan (Inverigan), one of the main sites of the massacre at Glencoe, in February 1692. Under the command of Captain Robert Campbell of Glen Lyon, the Campbell soldiers set about disposing of their MacDonald hosts, in retribution for the lateness of the MacDonald clan chief, Alasdair MacIain, in swearing an oath to King William III. <br /> <br /> The troops were ordered to 'putt all to the sword under seventy'. Thirty eight people were killed outright but others died later from exposure. The massacre is so ill thought of as it breaches the Highland code of hospitality: the MacDonalds had shown generosity to the Campbell troops for many days before the event.<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.