At Rosslyn Chapel, we are committed to working in a sustainable way.
This is put into practice in a number of ways – for example, by having sensors in the toilets to ensure that lights are switched off when not required, using low energy light bulbs, encouraging visitors to come by public transport, supporting local suppliers through our gift shop and coffee shop, and recycling and reusing paper and waste. Our rainwater harvester helps to recycle water, our biomass boiler provides environmentally- friendly heating and we are members of the VisitScotland ‘Cyclists Welcome‘ scheme. We also work increasingly in the local community and support several local causes.
Rosslyn Chapel Trust works with Changeworks to recycle our paper, cardboard, plastic and cans. Between January and December 2014, 4,104.5kg of material was recycled and 1,450.5kg of CO2(e) was diverted; between April and December 2015, 4,006.3kg of material was recycled and 1,400.8kg of CO2(e) was diverted; between January and December 2016, 5,710kg of material was recycled and 2,139kg of CO2(e) was diverted; between January and December 2017, 3,887kg of material was recycled and 1,471kg of CO2(e) was diverted.
The Trust has a ‘gold’ award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, which recognises and helps to improve our sustainability. Through the scheme, we receive an inspection every two years to measure our activities and provide suggestions to make further enhancements.