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Rothesay, Argyll and Bute

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Rothesay, Argyll and Bute

Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyButeshire
OS GridNS0864
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01700

Other names by which Rothesay, Argyll and Bute has been known in the past

Reogh Siudh ~ Rothsay

Rothesay, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rothesay, watering-place, royal and police burgh, par., and eo. town of Buteshire, on E. side of Bute island, Firth of Clyde, 19 miles SW. of Greenock - par., 6083 ac., pop. 8538; royal and police burgh, pop. 8291; town, pop. 8329; P.O., T.O. 3 Banks, 5 newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. The town is finely situated at the head of Rothesay Bay, enjoys a mild climate, and is a favourite watering-place and a centre for visiting places on the Clyde. There is a good harbour. There are also fine esplanades, an aquarium, and a hydropathic establishment. Rothesay Castle, founded about 1098, and once a royal residence, stands near the centre of the town. Rothesay gives the title of duke to the heir-apparent of the British throne.

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