The Countess of Rosslyn has presented copies of her new book, ‘William the Cat and the Rescue of Rosslyn Chapel’, to Midlothian’s libraries and to Roslin Primary School.
The new children’s book tells the story of the Chapel’s recent conservation work through the eyes of William the Chapel Cat. The production of the book was underwritten by a generous grant from the Harbers Family Foundation and all income will support the ongoing conservation of Rosslyn Chapel.
Jenni Hamilton, Library Assistant, accepted a gift of ten books (above right) for Midlothian libraries and children from the nursery, P1 and P2 classes all enjoyed a special reading of the book by the author (below right).
Lady Rosslyn said: ‘It was a great pleasure to be invited to Roslin Primary School and read the story to so many children there. I was very impressed that so many had already visited the Chapel and hope that others will now want to come and see for themselves what makes Rosslyn Chapel so special, including, of course William the Chapel Cat! Over the years, the Chapel and school have been working increasingly closely together and I really hope that this special relationship continues to flourish in the future.’