The district of Rothiemay and its main settlement, the small
granite-built village of Milltown, occupy a historically strategic site
on the River Deveron in North East Scotland.
Set at the neck of a deep valley between hills
where the river is confined in its outlet from the wide strath where it
joins with its tributary the River Isla, the area has a mixture upland
and lowland scenery.
There is evidence that Rothiemay has long been considered a desirable
place to live - even from prehistoric times, and signs of human activity
can be found locally from almost every subsequent era of British
It hasn't always been a backwater - the successive waves of immigration
and cultural influences, and numerous political, social and religious
revolutions and devastating wars through which the country has passed,
have left ripples, and traces of these events can still be found in the
buildings and landscape.
This site aims to look at what makes Rothiemay the place it is today -
its history, landscape, natural environment, buildings and people, past