The Chair of VisitScotland, the national tourism organisation, has visited Rosslyn Chapel on his first official visit to Midlothian.
During his visit, Lord Thurso met staff and visitors as he toured the Chapel and visitor centre with Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust. His visit was arranged to help raise awareness that the Chapel is open to visitors all year round.
Lord Thurso said: ‘Rosslyn Chapel has special significance for me, having been founded by my ancestors, and so I was delighted to be invited to visit the Midlothian attraction in my official capacity as chair of VisitScotland. As chair of the national tourism organisation, my priority is to listen, learn and create a passion for tourism growth in Scotland. This beautiful historic chapel is a leading light for tourism in the area and continues to seek new ways to attract visitors, such as the recent outdoor screening of the Da Vinci Code.’