Donald B. McCulloch photographic collection

Scope and Content

Photographs of the West Highlands of Scotland.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Brown MacCulloch worked in the Architect's Department of the City of Glasgow Corporation. He was the brother of Sir James MacCulloch, Chief Constable of the Glasgow Police. Upon his death, unmarried, in about 1980, his friend and executor, Dugald MacArthur saved the prints and presented them to the University Library. MacCulloch published works on the West Highlands and also provided illustrations for other works.

Access Information

The photographic collections are currently the subject of a major digitisation project. It is the intention to have the entire archive captured in electronic form, and available (with sophisticated searching facilities) on line via the web. A full version of the software can be accessed in the Library and researchers are welcome to visit the library to use it but it is important that appointments are made in advance. Access to original photographic material may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Dugald MacArthur, 1980s.


Depositor retained images for sections Iona, Mull and Personal.

Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Alphabetical slip index by place

Conditions Governing Use

Copies of images held in the photographic collection (with the exception of any photographs which are held either without copyright or under other restrictions imposed by the donor or photographer) can be ordered. Photographs thus provided for purely personal or research purposes are not subject to any fee beyond the photographic costs (for which a scale of charges is available). Prior written permission must be obtained before any further reproduction is undertaken of images supplied, for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Reproduction fees may be charged.

True photographic reprints of most images can be provided, or computer-generated prints of an increasing proportion of the collection at low, medium or high resolution. Given the fragility of the original material our preference is to provide computer prints where possible. We can also provide transparencies and a range of electronic formats.


Donald B. MacCulloch, Romantic Lochaber Arisaig and Morar (Edinburgh, 1971); Donald B MacCulloch, The Wondrous Isle of Staffa: its history, geology, features and associations (Glasgow, 1934); Donald B MacCulloch, Prince Charlie's Country and its Neighbouring Clan Lands (Edinburgh, 1947).

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