Fortrose and Rosemarkie History

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Community Collage
The Old High Street

Fortrose High Street.19th century.  
Rosemarkie was a centre of Pictish culture. Read how the Boniface baptised Necthan, a Pictish King and later built a church in Rosemarkie. Today St. Boniface is rembered each year at the St. Boniface Fair.

In 1790 the Reverend Alexander Wood, minister of the parish of Rosemarkie contributed to the Old Statistical Account of Scotland set up by Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness. Again in 1840 Reverend Wood contributed to the New Statistical Account of Scotland. 

Listen to Fortrose, a Highland Village with a Bloody Past in the Crime and Punishment page.

Members of Rosemarkie WRI produced a history of the village in 1966. The document is reproduced on the WRI Project page with the permission of the President and members of the Rosemarkie WRI.

In 2006 the members of Rosemarkie WRI decided to emulate the Rylstone WI, Yorkshire by producing their own calander. read about the calander on WRI Calendar page. 


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