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As a Full Time Artist I travel all round the UK and one of my favourite locations is Eilean Donan Castle.

 

Eilean Donan is a small tidal island situated at the confluence of three sea lochs (Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh) in the western Highlands of Scotland, near the village of Dornie. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge that was installed early in the 20th century and is dominated by the castle that frequently appears in photographs, film and television.

 

The island's original castle was built in the thirteenth century; it became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies, the Clan MacRae. However, in response to the Mackenzies' involvement in the Jacobite rebellions early in the 18th century, government ships destroyed the castle in 1719. The present-day castle is Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap's 20th-century reconstruction of the old castle. Eilean Donan is part of the Kintail National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland. In 2001, the island had a recorded population of just one person, but there were no "usual residents" at the time of the 2011 census.

 

Eilean Donan, which means simply "island of Donnán", is named after Donnán of Eigg, a Celtic saint who was martyred in 617. Donnán is said to have established a church on the island, though no trace of this remains.

 

Text courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Materials used

 

Acrylic paint was used to create this piece

Size: 1m x 1.5m (unframed)  1.2m x 1.7m (framed)

 

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This picture qualifies for the Made Possible scheme and can be delivered in person within UK Mainland. For all overseas purchases please Email-neil@arttoon.co.uk in the first instance.

Eilean Donan Castle

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