Protect your history ... and secure our future
To be found in one of the most romantic settings imaginable, Rosslyn Chapel is one of Scotland's most important historic buildings. The Chapel has survived the Reformation and centuries of wars. But time and the Scottish weather have taken their toll. This beautiful medieval building is now in desperate need of our care and attention.
Our five-year conservation project is ambitious and complex. When complete, this precious building and its artefacts will be restored, protected and secured for prosterity.
Please help us to protect this national treasure so that many more generations are inspired by the Chapel's beauty, and understand what Rosslyn Chapel means and what it tells us about history.
Helen, Countess of Rosslyn
Our five-year conservation project poses a challenge of unparalleled scale and complexity. It will be a model for others to follow.
Most conservation projects use conventional stonemasonry techniques, but the delicate nature of Rosslyn Chapel's ornate stone carvings commands a very different approach. Techniques more usually associated with single pieces of museum sculpture will be painstakingly applied right through the Chapel.
While plying their skill, the highly specialised conservators will train a new generation of skilled craftspeople. So as well as protecting an historic building, we'll be protecting skills that will be practiced and passed on for years to come.
There's no time to lose
If you love architecture, sculpture and our medieval heritage please help us to:
- stop the decay in the fabric of Rosslyn Chapel
- secure its future
- offer visitors to the Chapel an enjoyable and memorable experience.
The Rosslyn Chapel Trust has planned a comprehensive five-year programme costing £9.4 million to:
- Conserve and secure the Chapel itself
- Build and equip a much-needed new visitor & education centre
- Create an education programme for school children and adults
- Secure the Chapel's future as one of Scotland's most influential historic sites
Where is the money coming from?
Recognising the value and significance of this work, Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded a combined grant of £4.9 million.
Rosslyn Chapel Trust will invest £3.4 million based on projected income from ticket sales. So far we have managed to raise circa £700,000 of this target. This leaves us with £400,000 to attract from private sources.
We believe this is a small price to pay to protect history, and to secure the Chapel's future. All donations and contributions are welcomed. If you would like to help please click here.