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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.

October 17 2023

New lighting shows up Chapel’s green credentials

17 October 2023

New lighting, which has just been installed inside Rosslyn Chapel, will enhance the visitor experience and highlight the Chapel’s commitment to green tourism. The new lights illuminate twelve of the Chapel’s arches and will help visitors appreciate more of the Chapel’s medieval  stone carvings, which were previously in shadow.  The LED lights have been specifically…

September 29 2023

Archive collection digitised and on display

29 September 2023

A collection of drawings, manuscripts and engravings relating to the Chapel has been conserved and digitised by staff at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and has now gone on display for the first time. The collection, assembled by prominent architectural publisher and antiquarian John Britton (1771-1857), reveals contemporary thoughts from the likes of architects William Burn…

August 3 2023

Let there be light!

3 August 2023

The first phase of a programme of improvements to the Chapel’s lighting is underway. Fifteen bespoke chandeliers are being renewed and refurbished to improve the Chapel’s energy efficiency and help visitors appreciate more of the ornate stone carvings.  The work includes new LED fittings and improved spotlights installed and is being undertaken by Stoane Lighting…

May 16 2023

Bees’ return causes a buzz

16 May 2023

Rosslyn Chapel has taken delivery of four hives and re-established a connection between the historic building and bees, which stretches back nearly 600 years. The hives have been provided by Webster Honey, a company based in Kinross, which was set up by Daniel Webster and his partner Emily-Kate in 2016. Through their sponsorship programme, schools,…

May 12 2023

Major project milestone at Rosslyn Castle

12 May 2023

A major programme of restoration and repair at one of Midlothian’s most historic sites has reached a milestone this week, with the completion of scaffolding on the south face of Rosslyn Castle’s East Range and a temporary protective canopy installed over the former Great Hall. The scaffolding has been purposefully designed to have minimum impact…

May 8 2023

Chapel Concert for the Coronation

8 May 2023

Rosslyn Chapel has hosted a special concert by students of the prestigious St Mary’s Music School to mark the Coronation. The concert, on the evening of Friday 5 May, comprised works by British composers including Benjamin Britten, Thomas Weelkes and Peter Warlock. The School’s Brass Ensemble, Junior String Ensemble and Senior String Ensemble were all …

April 28 2023

Spring cleaning at the Chapel

28 April 2023

A programme of spring cleaning with a difference has been taking place this week, as part of ongoing conservation maintenance, at the Chapel. The work, including the removal of loose dirt and cobwebs, repointing and maintenance repairs to degraded stones and carvings, was undertaken by Eden Architectural Conservation for Rosslyn Chapel Trust. Pictured is Anya…

March 28 2023

Chapel visit is personal tour for TV presenter

28 March 2023

Rosslyn Chapel is set to appear in a forthcoming episode of BBC Scotland’s series, ‘Grand Tours of Scotland’s Rivers’, and the visit for filming was something of a personal tour for presenter Paul Murton. The episode sees the presenter exploring the River North Esk, which is described as a ‘hidden gem’, and he follows it…

March 3 2023

Fundraising recitals hit right note for school

3 March 2023

Roslin Primary School has acquired a set of new keyboards, to enhance its music lessons, thanks to a series of  fundraising concerts held at the Chapel. Among the concerts, held in 2022, were a series of organ recitals which were supported by Scotland’s Churches Trust. Proceeds have helped boost the Chapel’s links with the village…

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