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July 1 2024

Chapel visit inspires school award

1 July 2024

Pupils from Burnbrae Primary School, in Bonnyrigg, have won this year’s Dr Mary Noble Award, an annual local history competition, following a visit to Rosslyn Chapel. The P5 classes made visits in January and February this year, to take part in Green Man and poetry workshops. Following this, they created an entire book about the…

May 15 2024

Monumental spring cleaning task completed!

15 May 2024

This year’s programme of spring cleaning at Rosslyn Chapel has included conservation maintenance to the most prominent monument in the Chapel’s grounds. The work has included small-scale repairs and consolidation to degraded stone, employing a museum-based approach, pointing of open construction joints in lime based hot mixed lime or ashlar mix and removal of damaging…

March 18 2024

Research reveals Da Vinci Code impact – 21 years after publication

18 March 2024

Visitors to Rosslyn Chapel are still strongly influenced by its role in The Da Vinci Code according to new research undertaken to mark the 21st anniversary of the book, which was first published on 18th March 2003. Research carried out by Shanks Research Consultancy with 6,677 Chapel visitors between March 2023 and March 2024, reveals…

March 12 2024

Castle’s Great Hall roofed again

12 March 2024

A permanent  roof is now visible over the Great Hall of Rosslyn Castle –  for the first time since 1650. A major programme of restoration and repair at one of Midlothian’s most historic sites has reached a new milestone as the first layers of scaffolding were removed, after being in place for nearly a year,…

February 16 2024

Chapel celebrates win in Business Awards

16 February 2024

The Chapel has been named ‘Best Tourism Business’ in Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards 2024. The Coffee Shop was a finalist in the ‘Best Eatery’ category. The winners were announced at a ceremony on Thursday 7th March.  The awards are described as ‘a highlight of the business calendar’ and offer East Lothian…

January 23 2024

Junior Tour Guides give final performances

23 January 2024

The Chapel’s Junior Tour Guides have hosted two special evening visits, for parents, families and friends, to complete their year. The Junior Tour Guides (JTG) programme is a key aspect of the Chapel’s Learning and Outreach work. It has been running from August to January each year for the past 14 years. It sees children…

December 1 2023

Midlothian’s Young People Awards presented in Chapel ceremony

1 December 2023

The winners have been announced for The Midlothian’s Young People Awards (MYPA) 2023 at a special ceremony held in the Chapel. These awards are open to young people living, working or studying in Midlothian whose contribution to their local community deserves to be recognised. There are five categories of awards which are organised by Midlothian…

November 20 2023

Antique guidebooks acquired

20 November 2023

Rosslyn Chapel Guide Maureen Moffat with an antique guidebook for the Chapel, dated 1827. The guidebook, which has just been acquired by Rosslyn Chapel Trust, was published in Edinburgh by Oliver & Boyd and J & I Johnstone and is priced 4s 6d. It was purchased in a bookshop in Germany in 1990 and recently…

November 15 2023

Tribute to Joe Tilson, RA (1928-2023)

15 November 2023

Rosslyn Chapel Trust would like to pay tribute to the leading British artist Joe Tilson, RA, who has died at the age of 95 and whose wonderful stained-glass window in the Chapel was commissioned by the Trust in 2021 to mark its 25th anniversary. Joe Tilson was one of the leading lights of the British…

November 1 2023

Lighting up red for Remembrance

1 November 2023

Rosslyn Chapel is being lit red every evening until Remembrance Sunday to support the Scottish Poppy Appeal’s ‘Light Up Red’ campaign for 2023. The campaign encourages buildings big and small to be lit up in red and other nearby participants include Roslin Parish Church, in the village.

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