Rosslyn Chapel’s bell has rung for an hour today, Friday 9 September 2022, from 12 noon until 1pm, in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II who died yesterday.
Ian Gardner DL, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said: ‘As we mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we joined with churches across the United Kingdom in ringing the Chapel’s bell today from noon. We offer our deepest condolences to His Majesty The King and to all members of the Royal Family at this exceptionally sad time for our nation.’
The Chapel will remain open to visitors except on Monday 19th September when it will be closed all day. A Book of Condolence has been placed inside the Chapel and is available for visitors and local residents to sign.
Local tributes in Midlothian have been led by the Lord-Lieutenant and Provost and these can be read here by clicking on this link
Our photo commemorates the visit by Her Late Majesty to the Chapel in June 1961. Later, The Earl of Rosslyn, who hosted the visit, wrote: ‘She was clearly delighted with, and interested in all that she saw and heard and gave immense pleasure by her visit to the whole of the village who had assembled outside the Chapel wall, as well as to the rest of us.’