Beauty spot to benefit from levy

Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel

Visitors buying souvenirs at Rosslyn Chapel will now give extra support to the local environment, when they purchase a single-use bag.

In line with new legislation, a bag charge of 5p was introduced in October and this money will now be given by the chapel to support local conservation projects undertaken by the Friends of Roslin Glen.

The Friends were established in November 2007 to maintain access to the glen, as well as improve biodiversity, maintain paths and open areas, enhancing the area for visitors and wildlife.

Rossslyn Chapel Trust director Ian Gardner said: “I am delighted that our visitors will be supporting the work of the Friends of Roslin Glen in this way, as the story of the chapel and its surroundings are so closely integrated.”