On Friday Solomon and I decided to head out to Rosslyn. We had a nice sunny day but, unfortunately, here in Edinburgh sun in the winter usually means absolutely frigid temperatures. Knowing from a past visit that the chapel was not heated and they were doing some restoration work on it, we decided to brave the cold anyway and catch the bus out of town. The sunshine made for a gorgeous drive down Princes Street and through the countryside.
The chapel has been shrouded by a huge roof-like covering for the past ten years in order to reverse the decaying effect of the Edinburgh weather. The big, ugly cover is scheduled to be removed next month! We missed it by a mere few weeks. Most disappointingly though, they had assembled scaffolding INSIDE the church. This had not been the case when I last visited and I was SO frustrated that they hadn’t mentioned a word about it on their website. So basically the outside is currently covered in scaffolding – which you can climb and walk around but still – and the inside ceiling and windows are also covered. Sorry about that Solomon!
I think it will be an interesting spot to visit when all of this work is done, but in the mean time, I’d wait. Here’s a couple pictures of the work.
Completely chilled to the bone we returned to town and warmed up at The Dome over a nice cuppa and a scone.