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TITLE
Rothesay Bay
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_010
PLACENAME
Rothesay
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22553
KEYWORDS
landscapes
coasts
Rothesay Bay

This photograph shows a view down into Rothesay Bay, where two passenger steamers can be seen in operation. Located on the eastern coast of the Isle of Bute, Rothesay is Bute's only town and was a popular tourist resort in Victorian times. The town was particularly favoured by Glaswegian holidaymakers, but its popularity began to wane when foreign travel became more affordable in the 1950s and 1960s.

Called Baile Bhoid in Gaelic, the town developed around Rothesay Castle, now merely a ruin, which was built in the thirteenth century. The castle was the ancestral home of the Duke's of Rothesay, of the Stuart Clan. Since the time when King James the First ascended to the throne in 1424, it was a tradition that the heir apparent should hold the dukedom. Prince Charles is the current Duke of Rothesay, but the principle home of the Marquis of Bute, Mount Stuart, is located only a few miles outside the town.

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Rothesay Bay

landscapes; coasts

George Hendry

This photograph shows a view down into Rothesay Bay, where two passenger steamers can be seen in operation. Located on the eastern coast of the Isle of Bute, Rothesay is Bute's only town and was a popular tourist resort in Victorian times. The town was particularly favoured by Glaswegian holidaymakers, but its popularity began to wane when foreign travel became more affordable in the 1950s and 1960s. <br /> <br /> Called Baile Bhoid in Gaelic, the town developed around Rothesay Castle, now merely a ruin, which was built in the thirteenth century. The castle was the ancestral home of the Duke's of Rothesay, of the Stuart Clan. Since the time when King James the First ascended to the throne in 1424, it was a tradition that the heir apparent should hold the dukedom. Prince Charles is the current Duke of Rothesay, but the principle home of the Marquis of Bute, Mount Stuart, is located only a few miles outside the town.