Historic chapel boosts its green status

Rosslyn Chapel Trusts Finance and Administration Manager, Audrey Jones with Alastair Loudon, EV specialist at Alex F Noble & Son Nissan with the Nissan eNV200 all-electric van outside Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel Trusts Finance and Administration Manager, Audrey Jones with Alastair Loudon, EV specialist at Alex F Noble & Son Nissan with the Nissan eNV200 all-electric van outside Rosslyn Chapel

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One of Midlothian’s top tourist attractions has joined forces with a local car dealership to find the Holy Grail of an environmental kind.

Loanhead-based Alex F Noble and Son has supplied a twilight grey Nissan eNV200 all-electric van to the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel.

The zero emissions compact van will bring signficant savings in running costs for the Rosslyn Chapel Trust while also helping the environment by bringing CO2 emissions down to zero at the point of use.

Ian Gardner, director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said: “Rosslyn Chapel currently holds a ‘silver’ award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme, so working in an environmentally-friendly way is very important to us.

“Many of our business-related journeys are in the local area around Midlothian and so leasing this electric van is an ideal way for us to operate economically, efficiently and sustainably.”

Alastair Loudon, an Electric Vehicle (EV) specialist at Alex F Noble & Son Nissan, added: “We’re very pleased to see Rosslyn Chapel placing their faith in Nissan with the addition of an eNV200 all-electric van which seems to be already proving ideal for their busy daily journey schedule and saving money at the same time.”

The chapel, still a working church in Roslin, recently hit the headlines through the Pokémon Go craze.

The chapel has reported a rise in visitor numbers between January and June including a few visitors through the game.