Old Photograph Mid Street Rosehearty Scotland

Old photograph of cars and cottages on Mid Street in Rosehearty located four miles West of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Scottish village which is now named Rosehearty was founded by a group of shipwrecked sailors from Denmark in the 14th century. In 1424 the Fraser family built Pitsligo Castle a few hundred yards inland which was then later enlarged by the Forbes family in 1570. The remains of the Castle are visible from the village. Rosehearty didn't officially exist until it was granted a charter in the 1680s by King Charles II. Sir Walter Murdoch, born 1876, died 1970, was an Australian academic and essayist; Murdoch University in Western Australia is named after him; Walter Murdoch was born in Rosehearty and spend the first 10 years of his life there, the youngest of 14 siblings, before emigrating with his family to Melbourne in 1886; his father James Murdoch was the Free Kirk minister at Rosehearty.

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