Although best known for Rosslyn Chapel, founded in 1446, the history of Roslin Village can be traced back to 199 AD. The Battle of Roslin, when a small Scottish army defeated a much larger English force, took place in 1303 and the Castle was built in its present position shortly thereafter. Thanks to poets such as Scott, Wordsworth and Burns, tourists flocked to the area by coach and later by rail. Industries came, from a Bleachfield, Gunpowder Mills and a Carpet Factory to sand quarries, a coal mine and brickworks. More recently science-based industries have developed, particularly bio-technology (Dolly the Sheep). Roslin grew to accommodate the workers from all these industries and, sadly, stones in the graveyards tell the story of its explosive past.
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