Improving view of Rosslyn Chapel

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More scaffolding has come down at Rosslyn Chapel as the major conservation programme draws to an end.

Nic Boyes, of Nicholas Boyes Stone Conservation Ltd, said: “The recent improvement in the weather has allowed us to complete conservation treatments to the north and south transept walls and west elevation masonry.

“Even though the Baptistry masonry is much younger than the 15th-century chapel masonry, much work is required to repair fragmented statues, replace decayed stone, fix loose decoration, fill cracks, remove acquired grime and fill construction joints with traditional lime mortar.”

It is hoped that work to the Baptistry will be completed by the end of May and then, over the summer months, work will be completed on conserving the chapel’s historic stained glass windows.