Green Tourism

At Rosslyn Chapel, we are committed to working in a sustainable way.

This is put into practice in a number of ways - for example

  • using LED lighting inside the Chapel
  • encouraging visitors to come by public transport - click on  public transport for details
  • supporting local suppliers through our gift shop and coffee shop
  • recycling and reusing paper and waste
  • having sensors in the toilets to ensure that lights are switched off when not required

Our rainwater harvester helps to recycle water for the toilets and our biomass boiler provides environmentally-friendly heating for the Chapel, Visitor Centre and Collegehill House.

We also work increasingly in the local community and support several local causes. Our car park has a charging point for electric vehicles as well as bike racks for cyclists to use.  Inside the Chapel, the sand under the votive candles comes from recycled glass from bottles in our coffee shop!

In May 2023, we introduced four hives into the Chapel grounds in a partnership with Webster Honey - click on the video below or  read more here about the bees. 

Cyclists welcome


We are members of the VisitScotland 'Cyclists Welcome' scheme.

Rosslyn Chapel Trust works with Changeworks to recycle our paper, cardboard, plastic and cans.


Scottish Green Tourism Gold award

The Trust has a 'gold' award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, which recognises and helps to improve our sustainability.


The Official Rosslyn Chapel Website