This rugged upland landscape on the island of Eigg was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. In the distance is An Sgurr.
Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean islands, lying around 7 miles off the mainland. Its highest point is the conical peak of An Sgurr, a large residual mass of columnar pitchstone lava. Eigg's northern cliffs at Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig are of a pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes and has created the famous 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig.
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 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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