Ever since its creation in the mid 15th century, Rosslyn Chapel has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have visited it. Nestling in an exquisite glen barely seven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, it exudes an extraordinary atmosphere, serene yet charged, as if it holds the secret of some vast, unearthly mystery. Almost 600 years after its creation it remains an enigma that continues to confound, intrigue and fire the imagination of those who believe that the treasures of the Knights Templar lie hidden within its precincts, as well as other more outlandish speculations. In this book, Roddy Martine sifts through mounds of unfounded conjecture and fantasy to make sense of the various theories surrounding the chapel. "The Secrets of Rosslyn" lets the facts speak for themselves, showing that the truth is no less amazing than fiction.
Roddy Martine was born in Sarawak and educated in Scotland. A former editor of Scottish Field magazine, he now focuses on writing books of Scottish interest from clan tartans to the supernatural, including the classic The Swinging Sporran. He is contributing editor to Scotland magazine and editor of The Keeper, as well as regularly contributing to a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Roddy Martine lives in Edinburgh.