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Rothes, Moray

Rothes is a town in Moray, Scotland, south of Elgin and on the banks of the River Spey. The village has a population of 1209. At the south end of the village lie the remains of Rothes Castle, which dates from the 13th century. Sir Norman Leslie, the castle's owner, was host to King Edward I of England when he stayed there on 29 July 1296 during his triumphal march through Scotland following its conquest by him in 1296. The village and castle are associated with the Earl of Rothes.
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyMorayshire
OS GridNJ2749
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGrampian

Rothes, Moray in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rothes.-- police burgh with ry. sta., Elginshire, and par., partly also in Banffshire - par., 19,816 ac., pop. 2201; burgh, near river Spey, 11 miles SE. of Elgin, pop. 1382; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks. Rothes was made a police burgh in 1884. It gives the title of earl to the family of Leslie. There are 3 distilleries in the vicinity.

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