Roslin (also spelt Rosslyn or Roslyn) is a thriving village in Midlothian, Scotland, 7 miles (11 km) to the south of the capital city Edinburgh.

The name Roslin (recorded around 1240 as Roskelyn) probably derives from the Celtic words ros, meaning a moor, and celyn, meaning holly. An alternative derivation is from Gaelic ros, meaning a rocky promontory, and linne, meaning a waterfall or pool. The theory that it is a corruption of Roseline, a supposed medieval meridian passing through Paris and Rosslyn Chapel, is fanciful.

For such a small village we have 2 major claims to fame – the home of Rosslyn Chapel and the birthplace of Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first cloned animal.

The website was set up as a resource for Roslin’s thriving community. It is a great place to live and despite its size, Roslin has many things to offer its residents and visitors.


If you have any ideas to improve the website, if any information is incorrect, or if you want to contribute material to the website please do get in touch.

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