/roth"see, -say/, n.
a town in the Strathclyde region, on Bute island, in SW Scotland: resort; ruins of 11th-century castle. 6524.

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      royal burgh, coastal resort, and chief town of the island of Bute, Argyll and Bute council area, historic county of Buteshire, Scotland, lying on the island's eastern coast near the entrance to the Firth of Clyde. In the centre of the town are the ruins of an 11th-century castle. Rothesay was made a royal burgh by Robert III of Scotland, who in 1398 designated his eldest son, David, duke of Rothesay, a title that became the highest Scottish title of the heir apparent to the throne of the United Kingdom. The Rothesay cotton-spinning mill, first of its kind to be erected in Scotland, used waterpower from nearby Loch Fad. The town is now the site of a tweed mill, a telecommunications facility, and a specialty dairy. However, tourism is the most important economic activity. The sheltered bay is a centre for pleasure cruises. Pop. (2001) 5,017.

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