... to the new-look Rothbury.co.uk web site, which is still under development.
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Transportin and around Rothbury
Rothbury is a remote town, it is at least served by two bus companies offering some of the most scenic bus journeys in the country.
There are also local taxis, a community transport scheme and a volunteer service to help those who need transport for the Rothbury doctors or the Community Hospital.
Business Directoryfor Coquetdale
A brief summary of some of the main businesses in the area, with telephone numbers and links to their web sites.
Please contact me if you see any errors or omissions. This is the only way to keep the directory useful.
Over the BridgesChurch & Community magazine
Over the Bridges magazine is delivered to every household in the Coquet Valley free of charge 10 times a year.
Visitors can pick up their free copy at various locations in the valley, or view it online
A Brief Chronologyof Rothbury
This brief chronology provides an easy reference to events in and around Rothbury, going back to the last Ice Age.
Caring for RothburyAction Group
An emerging group of people who want to be more active in steering the development of Rothbury.
Heritage TrailA stroll around Rothbury
A circular 1-2km stroll around Rothbury.
Starting in the Cow Haugh Car Park (south of the river) the stroll will take you through some of Rothbury's history. Anything from 1 to 2km depending on your choices.
I took over the site from Michael Hodgson at the end of 2014 with the understanding that existing content would be tidied up, and the site made more of a focus for locals and visitors.
For various reasons, including writing the software to generate the events calendar and weather forecast, it has taken a lot longer than planned - but here it is at last.
However, there is still work to be done. I'm aware of some layout problems and some speed issues which I hope to fix soon, and new sections (including a much better events calendar) will appear over the next few weeks.
A longer-term aim is to make the site more mobile-friendly, but only 6% of existing visitors to the site are using small mobile devices, so it is a low priority at the moment.
The front page contains the current weather, as recorded at the top of Garleigh Road (with a link to much more detailed information). I've also been in touch with the Met Office and the Environment Agency to provide live weather forecasts and river/flood information on the front page. The weather forecast is now available, but I've only just been able to access the raw and live river level and flood data, so that will appear in the next week or so.
If you have any thoughts on the site, please let me know.