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March 30 2022

Collection of papers and manuscripts about the Chapel unveiled

30 March 2022

An important collection recently acquired by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will provide the public with the opportunity to find out further details about Rosslyn Chapel. The collection of drawings, manuscripts and engravings assembled by prominent architectural publisher and antiquarian John Britton (1771-1857), reveals contemporary thoughts from the likes of architects William Burn and George Meikle…

March 4 2022

Chapel takes to the stage this spring

4 March 2022

Over the years, Rosslyn Chapel has featured in books, inspired paintings and even starred in a Hollywood blockbuster; now it is set to take to the stage when the Da Vinci Code comes to Scotland this spring. The stage adaptation, based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown, will feature Nigel Harman, Danny John-Jules and…

February 14 2022

New Children’s Guide to Chapel launched

14 February 2022

A new Children’s Guide to Rosslyn Chapel has been launched. The Guide is full of child-friendly facts about the Medieval Chapel and contains a trail around the inside of the building, pointing out key features, and a variety of activities to keep younger visitors busy. It is available free of charge for visiting families. Visits…

November 26 2021

New portrait unveiled of William the Chapel Cat

26 November 2021

Artist Grace Maran has unveiled her portrait, commissioned by Rosslyn Chapel Trust, of William the Rosslyn Chapel Cat. William was a very regular visitor, and a firm favourite for thousands of visitors, at the Chapel until he passed away in August this year, aged 17. Grace said: ‘Having worked as a Guide at Rosslyn Chapel,…

November 9 2021

Chapel turns red for Remembrance

9 November 2021

Rosslyn Chapel is being lit in red every evening as part of PoppyScotland’s annual national ‘Light Up Red’ campaign in advance of Remembrance Sunday on 14th November. Roslin Parish Church, in the village, is also participating this year and a full map of  sites lighting up red can be found at www.poppyscotland.org.uk

September 10 2021

Major programme of restoration and repair proposed for Rosslyn Castle

10 September 2021

A major programme of restoration and repair at one of Midlothian’s most historic sites is being proposed. Applications for planning, listed building and scheduled monument consent for work at Rosslyn Castle have been submitted to Midlothian Council and Historic Environment Scotland this week by Rosslyn Chapel Trust. Rosslyn Castle, just a short walk from Rosslyn…

August 26 2021

William the Chapel Cat

26 August 2021

We are all very sad to announce that William the Chapel Cat passed away very peacefully yesterday afternoon, in the care of ICR vets in Loanhead, and with two of our colleagues beside him. At 17, he had a great life and we are so grateful to our near neighbours, the Smith family, for sharing…

June 25 2021

New stained glass window unveiled in Chapel

25 June 2021

A new stained-glass window has been unveiled in Rosslyn Chapel to mark the 25th anniversary of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, the charity founded in 1995 to oversee its conservation. The window – the first to be installed in 50 years – is the work of renowned artist Joe Tilson, RA. Joe Tilson is one of the…

May 26 2021

Mixing technology and medieval architecture at the Chapel

26 May 2021

A new version of Rosslyn Chapel’s interactive app has been launched, with the hope that it will inspire more people to visit the historic site, which is open again to visitors. The app contains an immersive virtual experience, a 360° degree panoramic tour and a newly designed photo gallery, showing some of the most striking…

Mike Mckenzie
April 15 2021

Coming soon – a concert streaming to you!

15 April 2021

Rosslyn Chapel’s first virtual concert is coming soon featuring singer/songwriter, Mike McKenzie. Mike is based in Edinburgh and his writings blend a mix  of pop, folk, Americana and singer/songwriters landing ‘somewhere between Tom Odell, Harry Styles and Brandi Carlile’. Finding his feet in the quiet listening rooms of Edinburgh, he won the inaugural BBC Scotland…

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