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Free Access for all to the new Visitor's Centre at Rosslyn Chapel, Midlothian.

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We, the undersigned, object to the current admissions policy of the Rosslyn Chapel Trust and hereby request that the Director, under the guidance and instruction of the Trustees, allow free access to the Visitor's Centre (i.e. Gift Shop and Cafe) to allow visitors to enjoy the facilities on offer even if they should not require entry to the Chapel itself. We believe, that in not allowing visitors to access the Visitor Centre for free the Director is not acting in the best interests of the Rosslyn Chapel Trust, SC024324 who on the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator's website state that: "The object for which the Trust is established is to preserve and to promote for the benefit of the nation and the local community, and for use as a place of worship, the 15th Century listed building known as Rosslyn Chapel situate at Roslin, Midlothian, and such other listed buildings as may from time to time be made available to the Trust at Roslin, the surrounding ground and associated buildings (both in existence at the present time or to be hereafter constructed) and the artefacts and others contained therein, and to promote and further the study of the said Rosslyn Chapel, artefacts and others and to make the information obtained available to the general public". This is taken directly from the Charity's Constitution and describes what the Charity has been legally set up to achieve. The admission policy of charging people for entrance to the new Visitor Centre is in direct conflict with this legally expressed aim.

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