They were founded in 1938 and play their football at Mackessack Park in Rothes, a small town near Elgin in North East Scotland. They play in tangerine and black strips, colours that they inherited from Dundee United after purchasing the floodlights from Tannadice Park.
Their current manager is Davie Simpson and their assistant manager is Graeme Scott.
Rothes have won the Highland League once in the 1958-59 season. Due to them being a senior team they are entitled play in the Scottish Cup.