Loch Coruisk, near Loch Scauaig
Like many of his contemporaries, Daniell was enthralled by Scott’s latest narrative poem, 'The Lord of the Isles' (1815). In Scott’s verse, Fingal’s Cave and Loch Coruisk served as suitably dramatic backdrops for Robert the Bruce’s attempt to reconquer his kingdom. Doubtless, Daniell was as drawn by these new literary associations as the dramatic scenery. In the years to come, Scott’s poem would lead many more artists and tourists to the Hebrides.