Rosslyn Chapel’s conservation project and new Visitor Centre were commended at the 2013 Scottish Design Awards, in a ceremony in Glasgow on 30 May. The Chapel was then highly commended by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland at their 2013 awards in Edinburgh on 12 June.
Designed by Architects Page/Park, the Visitor Centre houses interpretation and learning facilities, as well as the Chapel’s coffee shop and gift shop. The conservation project has involved conservation and repair of the external stonework, conservation of the stained glass windows, a new heating system, improved lighting and the restoration of the Victorian organ. The project has been supported by a variety of funders, including the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland.
Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said ‘It’s great to have this national recognition, through the Scottish Design Awards and RIAS Awards, for the work at Rosslyn Chapel. As the project draws to its close, it is a fitting time to reflect on the scale and quality of the work undertaken and to recognise all those involved with it.’