Milltown of Rothiemay

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Miltown of Rothiemay
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Across the River Deveron to Milltown of Rothiemay
Location: 57°31’21"N, 2°45’23"W
Post town: Huntly
Postcode: AB54
Dialling code: 01466
Local Government
Council: Moray

Milltown of Rothiemay is a small inland village in Banffshire, on the banks of the River Deveron, close to where it joins the River Isla.

The distinctive, solid look of the village is given by its local building material: it is almost wholly built of granite. It is around six miles north of Huntly and eight miles east of Keith.

The 17th-century cartographer James Gordon (1617-1686) was from Rothiemay. It was the birthplace of James Ferguson FRS (1710–1776), instrument-maker and astronomer.

About 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 and a King George V Playing Field.

Formerly there was a railway station serving the village, by the River Deveron two miles from the village. Almost all trace of the station has been lost although trains still operate on the Keith to Huntly mainline.

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