The association publishes a range of material depicting the history and heritage of the village. These include:

  • Fitzroy C Fletcher of Letham Grange and Ardmulchan
  • Rosehaugh, a house of its time - newly reprinted - see below
 Updated for its 20th anniversary edition with new photographs and expanded text, Rosehaugh – A House of its Time tells the story of a dream and a man – James Douglas Fletcher – who spent his fortune and his energy over a hundred years ago to make the dream come true.

That dream took the form of a magnificent house filled with objects of rare beauty, brought from many parts of the world. The dreamer was also a practical man who bore happily the burden of responsibility for the well-being of his workers, his servants, the tenants of his lands and farms and the people of the neighbouring villages of Avoch, Fortrose and Rosemarkie. The dream has vanished, as all dreams do, but the memory of it lives on in the minds and records of the generations.

The story has been meticulously researched, the photographs evoke splendidly the beauty and the glamour of the house and gardens and of the lifestyle of its occupants. To read it is to savour the rare delights of those Edwardian days.

By Hilda Hesling, Magdalene Maclean, Kathleen MacLeman and John Mills. Published by Bassman Books, 176 pages, 200 colour and black and white photographs, paperback, £15

 Buy a copy on-line here

Rosehaugh House

Rosehaugh - a House of its Time

Also available, prints of an original watercolour of Rosehaugh House painted by artist Simon Mills, son of co-author of the book, John Mills - available from