Some time ago I had agreed to have a stall to raise money for Pitsligo Castle.
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. 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.
Pitsligo Castle as you can see is a ruin. But one still worth halting the ruin.
So The Friends of Pitsligo Castle was formed and it was they who were on a fund raising two days which was to be just up the road in Peathill Church.
Peathill is now decomissioned as a place of worship but apart from that it is still a kirk. Pews, pulpit and the unique Pitsligo Pew.
I assume that is where the Laird sat.
Lots of history round this and the Kirk which I may tell you about one day. But for today I was there to sell pictures. 11 til 4.
Interior of the church.
A pleasant surprise was that the other stall holders were my friends.
The other surprise was there was no heating, no refreshments and NO LOOS.
At one point I went out, into the car, heater on full blast and found the public loo in Rosehearty.
Sadly by 1.30 I could take no more I was frozen solid. But I am back tomorrow...... with friends.