Person NameRosehearty Town Council; 1901-1975
ActivityRosehearty was created a burgh of barony in 1681 by King Charles II in favour of Alexander Forbes, 2nd. Lord Pitsligo. A burgh of barony was presided over by a feudal superior who had authority from the Crown to administer justice and to hold barony courts dealing with crimes and matters of good neighbourhood up to 1747 and thereafter solely matters of good neighbourhood. Rosehearty had police boundaries fixed in 1893 under the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892 (55 & 56 Vict., c. 55). Burgh administration was carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. The main industry was fishing. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c. 49) the police commissioners were replaced by Rosehearty Town Council in January 1901. Rosehearty Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Grampian Regional Council and Banff and Buchan District Council. These in turn were replaced by Aberdeenshire Council in 1996 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).
Corporate NameRosehearty Town Council
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