Rothes, Moray

Population 1,252

Rothes is in Moray. Rothes is located in a defensive position and had a castle in the 1200s which villagers would later burn down and use for stone for their houses. Further streets were laid out after 1745. The town is a whisky town with 4 distilleries. An associated biomass plant has been opened. An oil fabrication company is also based in Rothes and manufactures distillation equipment as wells as supplies for the oil industry (Forsyths Ltd).

Social and council housing are the norm in this type of small town. Manufacturing and construction are the dominant forms of employment. Health and social work services are particularly active. There is a higher level of unemployment. Educational attainment is low. Car ownership is low, meaning that many residents in these towns are reliant on public transport. 1 What's this?

Rothes is an interdependent to dependent town. 2 What's this?

Its most similar towns are Croy, Renton, Aberchirder, and Mossblown. 3 What's this?

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Number of jobs

6
Type average -2

Diversity of jobs

-4
Type average -2

Distance travelled to work

0
Type average 2

Number of public sector jobs

-4
Type average 0

Number of hospitals

-6
Type average -6

Number of GP's and dentists

-6
Type average -4

Number of children in primary schools

-2
Type average 2

Number of children in secondary schools

-6
Type average -6

Distance travelled to study

-6
Type average -2

Number of shops

2
Type average 0

Diversity of retail offer

0
Type average -2

Number of charities

Type average -1
Dependent
Interdependent
Independent

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Education (% all people aged 16 and over)

  No education Standard grade or equivalent Higher grade or equivalent HNC, HND, SVQ4 Degree or higher degree
Rothes 33.05 32.37 11.53 7.97 15.08

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