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Cairn and standing stone, Kintraw

Cairn and standing stone, Kintraw

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LOCATION: Kintraw
PERIOD: 20c
DISTRICT: Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: ARGYLL:Craignish
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
COLLECTION NAME: M E M Donaldson
CREATOR: M E M Donaldson
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Kintraw lies at the mouth of the Bealach Mor, at the head of Loch Craignish, on the mid-Argyll coast. There are two cairns, a standing stone, and a possible enclosure at Kintraw, about 200 metres south-east of Kintraw farmhouse. There is a fine view down Loch Craignish from the site. The standing stone fell down during the winter of 1978 and was re-erected on a slightly different axis. This photograph dates from the first half of the 20th century, before the stone fell, and was taken by M.E.M. Donaldson.

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. 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.



IDENTIFIER: GB1796_859_20_0795

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