Conservation of the Chapel

Although surviving for over 500 years, Rosslyn Chapel has not escaped the ravages of time. This, together with the Scottish climate and human intervention, meant that urgent work was required to safeguard the Chapel's future.

Broken Stone


For 13 years, a canopy (pictured below) helped to keep rain off the Chapel roof and allowed the building to gradually dry out. The canopy was erected in 1997, and was finally removed in August 2010.
This is one part of the major conservation project which included work not only to the roof, but also to the stone, the carvings, the stained glass and organ.

Exterior Roof


'The history of this Chapel is fascinating. I'm so glad to have been able to visit'
Mrs R. Eilbeck, Sydney, Australia
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L. Ghi, UK