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Scottish Gaelic: Ros Abhartaich
Scots: Rizartie[1]
Council area Aberdeenshire
Lieutenancy area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Fraserburgh
Postcode district AB43
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Banff and Buchan
Scottish Parliament Banffshire and Buchan Coast
List of places

Rosehearty (Scottish Gaelic: Ros Abhartaich) is a settlement on the Moray Firth coast, four miles west of the town Fraserburgh, in the historical county of Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

The burgh has a population of approximately 1,300 with about 25 per cent of pensionable age. There is one shop, a butcher, a hairdresser and three hotels in the village.

The settlement which is now Rosehearty was founded by a group of shipwrecked Danes in the 14th century[citation needed]. In 1424 the Fraser family built Pitsligo Castle a few hundred yards inland; the castle was enlarged by the Forbes family in 1570. The remains of the Castle are visible from Rosehearty.

Rosehearty didn't officially exist until it was granted a charter in the 1680s by King Charles II.[citation needed]

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Rosehearty is the birthplace of:


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Coordinates: 57°41′N 2°07′W / 57.683°N 2.117°W / 57.683; -2.117