Praise be as Rosslyn Chapel project is finished

Countess of Rosslyn, Rosslyn Chapel Trust director Ian Gardner and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, celebrating the end of the conservation project. Photo by Rob McDougall
Countess of Rosslyn, Rosslyn Chapel Trust director Ian Gardner and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, celebrating the end of the conservation project. Photo by Rob McDougall

Conservation work at Rosslyn Chapel, which received international recognition thanks to bestseller The Da Vinci Code, has finally come to an end.

Last week Culture and External Affairs Minister Fiona Hyslop was joined by the Countess of Rosslyn, chairman of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, to remove the final piece of scaffolding from the A listed building.

Trust director Ian Gardner said: “This is a great moment, as the far-sighted conservation project in the chapel comes to an end and the scaffolding, which had become a near permanent feature, has all been removed.

“For the first time since 1997 visitors can enjoy a clear and uninterrupted view of the exterior of the building which, like the rest of the chapel, is rich in carvings and details.”

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