Chapel visit for Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, paid a visit to Rosslyn Chapel on 5 July, whilst spending a day undertaking official and unofficial engagements in Edinburgh.

The Prime Minister and his wife Sophie visited Rosslyn Chapel, where they stayed for around 40 minutes, touring the outside and inside of the Chapel accompanied by Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust. The couple met some visitors, members of the Chapel’s staff – and William the Chapel Cat – then were shown round the Visitor Centre and enjoyed the views across Roslin Glen from the coffee shop terrace.

The Prime Minister’s grandfather and great-grandfather were both called Sinclair and so Mr Trudeau had a personal interest in visiting the Chapel, which was founded by Sir William St Clair in 1446.

7 July 2017|Categories: Tourism|