Milltown of Rothiemay
Milltown of Rothiemay (Scottish Gaelic: Ràth a' Mhuigh) is a small inland village, built mostly of granite, in Moray, north-east Scotland. It is around 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Huntly, and 8 miles (13 km) east of Keith. It lies on the banks of the River Deveron, close to where it joins the River Isla, in the former county of Banffshire. The village has existed for several centuries.
The 17th-century cartographer John Gordon (1617-1686) was from Rothiemay. It was the birthplace of James Ferguson FRS (1710–1776), instrument-maker and astronomer. More recently, BBC radio presenter James Naughtie was born and brought up in the village.
The village has its own primary school, and formerly had a railway station.
- "Milltown of Rothiemay". Gazetteer for Scotland. http://www.scottish-places.info/towns/townfirst5069.html. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
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