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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.

A new modern Rosehearty Primary School was built in 2007 and accommodates seven classrooms, an ICT computer suite and a games hall with retractable theatre seating and complementary acoustics and lighting. The school caters for approximately 140-160 pupils in total.

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