Milltown of Rothiemay

Milltown of Rothiemay lies on the banks of the River Deveron near Huntly in the presbytery of Strathbogie, Morayshire. The village was home to the famous 17th century cartographer James Gordon (1617-1686) and instrument maker and astronomer, James Ferguson (1710-1776). From a humble background James herded cattle as a boy and cleaned clocks. At night […]

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Elgin

The old market town of Elgin in Moray is home to an important ruined cathedral. In the year 1040 MacBeth killed King Duncan near Elgin, not in his bed as falsely written by Shakespeare but in battle. MacBeth then became king. In the 12th century Elgin was made a royal burgh in the 12th century by […]

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Fortrose Cathedral

The ruined 13th century red sandstone cathedral in Fortrose on the Black Isle. The cathedral became the second Cathedral of Ross, the first being in the nearby village of Rosemarkie. ©SiP

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