Milltown of Rothiemay

Looking across the River Deveron to 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.

Rothiemay Castle, partly dating from the 15th century, was rebuilt as a baronial country house in 1788, by James Duff, 2nd Earl Fife. The castle was demolished in 1963.[1]

The village has its own primary school,[2] and formerly had a railway station.

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Coordinates: 57°31′16″N 2°45′17″W / 57.5211°N 2.7546°W / 57.5211; -2.7546


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