A few miles from Fortrose on the north side of Chanonry Point is the tiny village of Rosemarkie.
Celtic saints Curitan and Boniface selected this sheltered spot on the southern shore for their Christian mission in the seventh century. St Boniface is remembered at nearby St Bennet's Well.
Beware of fairies, last sighted in the 1970's in Fairy Glen, now a nature reserve. A lovely marked trail leads into the glen from the top end of the High Street, through a wooded gorge where you may spot woodpeckers and treecreepers.
Local Sights & Activities for RosemarkieSightseeing
Groam Museum houses a superb collection of Pictish sculptured stones found locally, imaginatively displayed alongside contemporary artwork inspired by them. A year-round programme of events and lectures is devoted to the study of Pictish culture. Info - Easter-Sep Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1400-1630; Oct-Apr Sat and Sun 1400-1600, free,Tel. 620961.
A couple of places to eat in Rosemarkie are Crofters, Tel. 620844, on the seafront, which does cheap bar meals; and the Plough Inn, near the museum.