Archive for the ‘Rosslyn Chapel’ Category

Photography Banned at Rosslyn Chapel

Monday, January 12th, 2009

It has recently been announced that a ban on photography within Rosslyn Chapel has been imposed. Visitors will no longer be able to take photographs of their visit. The move is ostensibly on Health and Safety grounds. Colin Glynn-Percy, the new director of the charity: Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said that there were concerns that people could trip up whilst taking photographs. From now on people will have to no choice but to rely on buying pictures from the Rosslyn Chapel shop.

The Rosslyn Hoax?

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The book by the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland (the home of Scottish Freemasonry) has sold out. We have received numerous requests from people anxious to obtain a copy but although they have been disappointed we are delighted to be able to report that The Rosslyn Hoax? is now to be reprinted as a paperback. For more details click here or on previous links.

Musical code cracked at last?

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Ever since a Scottish Sunday newspaper reported in 2002 that a Japanese electronics company was offering a reward to anyone who could crack the alleged musical code people have been trying to do just that. Now Rosslyn Chapel are to stage a performance of the musical code – it is expected that this will cause a secret door to open revealing the Holy Grail. To read the story click here or on the header.

Rosslyn Chapel makes £500,000

Sunday, January 11th, 2009
The Rosslyn Chapel Trust Ltd. (a charity registered in Scotland) made more than half a million pounds profit in 2006 from visitors. For more details click here.

Freemasonry and Rosslyn Chapel

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

The Rosslyn Templars have been asked on a number occasions as to what is the best book on the subject of Freemasonry (and associated subjects) and Rosslyn Chapel. This is not an easy question to answer and so we have devoted a new page to that subject. To go there click here. In the first instance the Rosslyn Templars have attempted to list most of the books written in the last 25 years or so which comment on Freemasonry, Rosslyn Chapel, the St. Clair (Sinclair) family etc. The list commences with The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (1982) to The Rosslyn Hoax? (2006).

Maddy Prior and Friends – The Quest Tour

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Maddy Prior visits Rosslyn Chapel on Wednesday 25th Oct.
Box Office: 01865 241 717

Over a remarkable career spanning over 3 decades, Maddy Prior MBE has become widely recognised as the voice of English folk music. 

An unsurpassed interpreter of traditional song, Maddy is also a songwriter of great vision, whose solo work has stretched the boundaries in the form of extended song cycles that combine her favourite themes of history, mythology and tradition.

Joined once again by long-time collaborators Nick Holland (keyboards) and Troy Donockley (uillean pipes, guitars, cittern and whistle), The Quest Tour will however represent an astounding new twist in Maddy’s story. Fans around the world will be invited to join her, the musicians and crew through a series of web streams, including behind the scenes footage and exclusive live performances.

Yet this is more than just a meeting of folk music, reality tv and the web. Given that the tour will visit such historical locations as Glastonbury, Tintagel and culminates with a show at Rosslyn Chapel, the spectre of the Holy Grail will loom large over proceedings. A series of experts will be on hand to provide answers to viewers’ questions on all aspects of this fascinating phenomenon, [we are informed that the Grand Lodge of Scotland has not been approached to provide a Masonic expert – Ed.] Arthur and questing in general; a chance for the public to discover the truth behind the Hollywood gloss.

Viewers will also be invited to make their own contributions to the experience by representing their own personal quests through words and visuals. All contributors displayed on the web will have their names entered into a cauldron, from which a winner will be drawn on the last night of the tour, receiving a special goblet their own personal grail.

Join us for this incredible meeting of the past, present and future at


Please Contact John Dagnell or Kate Shirley on 01865 241 717 or via email.



Rosslyn Chapel is Masonic

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

It’s official – Rosslyn Chapel is Masonic – according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). To read the article concerned click here or on the previous link. 


The Rosslyn Hoax?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009


We have just received confirmation that the long awaited book: ‘The Rosslyn Hoax?‘ is scheduled to be published later this year. The announcement was made at the London Book Fair on 7th March 2006.

Here’s the blurb:

The Rosslyn Hoax? – would you like to know the truth about Rosslyn Chapel? Since the publication of the novel “The Da Vinci Code” huge numbers of non-Masons have been asking questions and putting forward theories about Freemasonry – especially Freemasonry in Scotland, and its alleged connection with the Knights Templar, the St. Clair family and Rosslyn Chapel. This book is a product of the research undertaken to answer those thousands of questions. The results will surprise a lot of people.

Here are some of the things the author asks:


  • Have the public been the victims of a massive hoax?Are the Freemasons themselves the victims of an enormous conspiracy?
  • Has the meaning of the Kirkwall Scroll been hijacked for a particular purpose?
  • Is it true that Rosslyn Chapel has been physically changed to make it appear Masonic?
  • Who benefits, and why, from trying to cover it all up?

Robert L. D. Cooper is the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Museum and Library (Edinburgh) and is custodian of the oldest and most precious Masonic documents anywhere in the world. He is in the most privileged position to know ‘from the inside’ the truth about all the various theories regarding Rosslyn Chapel, Freemasonry, the Knights Templar and the St. Clair family. For the first time a Scottish Freemason, one pre-eminent in the field, speaks out. At last Scottish Freemasons themselves are being asked about Freemasonry, Rosslyn Chapel, the Knights Templar etc. and this book will provide many of the answers readers of, for example, ‘The Da Vinci Code‘ etc. have been seeking.

To be published by Lewis Masonic (?December 2006?)
Hardback (230mm x 150mm) Approximately 300 pages. Illustrated
ISBN: 0853 182558
£19.99 per copy

Once more details become available they will be posted here – so keep visiting!