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Re: [Peterhead] Rattray Head History

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  • dmatt
    Rob, I have recently moved home to the lighthouse cottages at Rattray ... If you go to the National Archives of Scotland website (http://www.nas.gov.uk) there
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 9, 2003
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      Rob,

      I have recently moved home to the lighthouse cottages at Rattray
      >Head where I run a lttle B&B and tearoom with my partner Val
      >Porter. While planning our website, we decided to add a little
      >local information for our guests; details about the Rattray family
      >history, the old Royal Burgh of Rattray and St Mary's Chapel,
      >Seatown (known locally as Botany), Rattray Head lighthouse, the
      >shipwrecks, the seal colony, infact all sorts of stuff to do with
      >Rattray Head.
      >
      >It occurred to me that I might find something of interest if I
      >joined the Fraserburgh and Peterhead groups and checked out the
      >messages. I have done this and found a few references to Botany and
      >a short-lived fishing village called Drumlinnie just South of
      >Rattray Head. It's a shame that I don't have anything to contribute
      >myself, although if my research enables my site to grow, hopefully
      >there may be something useful to you in the future.
      >
      >I wouldn't want to re-invent the wheel or indeed upset somebody if
      >they have already put a lot of effort into such a site of their
      >own. So, if anyone knows of good sources for Rattray Head
      >information I would be very grateful if you would let me know.
      >
      If you go to the National Archives of Scotland website
      (http://www.nas.gov.uk) there is a section called 'fact sheets' which
      includes lighthouses, I think that Rattray was run by the Northern Scotland
      Lighthouse service.

      David
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Rob Keeble <rob@...> <rob@...>
      To: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com <Peterhead@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: 09 January 2003 08:38
      Subject: [Peterhead] Rattray Head History


      >
      >Dear group,
      >
      >I have recently moved home to the lighthouse cottages at Rattray
      >Head where I run a lttle B&B and tearoom with my partner Val
      >Porter. While planning our website, we decided to add a little
      >local information for our guests; details about the Rattray family
      >history, the old Royal Burgh of Rattray and St Mary's Chapel,
      >Seatown (known locally as Botany), Rattray Head lighthouse, the
      >shipwrecks, the seal colony, infact all sorts of stuff to do with
      >Rattray Head.
      >
      >It occurred to me that I might find something of interest if I
      >joined the Fraserburgh and Peterhead groups and checked out the
      >messages. I have done this and found a few references to Botany and
      >a short-lived fishing village called Drumlinnie just South of
      >Rattray Head. It's a shame that I don't have anything to contribute
      >myself, although if my research enables my site to grow, hopefully
      >there may be something useful to you in the future.
      >
      >I wouldn't want to re-invent the wheel or indeed upset somebody if
      >they have already put a lot of effort into such a site of their
      >own. So, if anyone knows of good sources for Rattray Head
      >information I would be very grateful if you would let me know.
      >
      >Cheers for now.
      >Rob
      >
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