Rosewell Development Trust
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Rosewell Development Trust works to secure good quality and fit for purpose community facilities.  We aim to create a much needed hub in the centre of the village to improve social interaction which has decreased considerably in the past couple of decades. We need a place for people to meet casually, and a village centre, in order to revive and secure a sense of community.
Rosewell Development Trust works in partnership with Rosewell & District Community Council and we are now in the final negotiations with The Crown Estate regarding the transfer of the derelict Rosewell Mains Steading site to RDT. Our aim is to obtain funding to develop this site, and build a community hub, taking into account the community’s needs and suggestions, where locals and visitors can meet, with a good quality café/restaurant, arts and crafts, local produce markets, and fit for purpose activity space.
Our ongoing, shorter-term projects involve the development and creation of groups and workshops that community members can access to either socialise with others in the community, learn new skills through our voluntary and training opportunities, access CV and career guidance and encourage our children and young people to take an active role in learning and planning for their future as well as being involved in community events.
We are working in partnership with Rosewell & District Community Council, Midlothian Council (Regeneration Team and Community Learning & Development), Midlothian Voluntary Action, Social Enterprise Alliance Midlothian, Melville Housing, Castle Rock Edinvar and Volunteer Midlothian. We are working with an increasing number of organisations to deliver training opportunities, work experience placements and jobs to people within the Rosewell area.
Rosewell Development Trust is a not for profit organisation. All money raised is re-invested in our community. We organise a variety of fundraisers throughout the year which in the past have included a Community Fun Run, annual Big Lunch Events, Quiz Nights and children’s parties.
Without our funders, People and Communities and The Robertson Trust, Rosewell Development Trust would not have been able to carry out the work we have been able to do to date.  Thank you to our funders for supporting our aims and enabling us to develop our project.
To find out more about the kinds of work community development trusts are involved in, see the Development Trusts Association Scotland or visit

     About Us
  • To ensure the long-term social, economic and environmental sustainability of the Rosewell community;
  • To integrate existing members of the community with new residents;
  • To manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the community and the public in general;
  • To assist with the provision of recreational facilities, and/or activities, available to members of the community and public at large with the object of improving the conditions of life of the community; and
  • To advance community development, including urban or rural regeneration within the community.


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Registered Office:  2a West Coates, Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ
Tel: 0131 629 9398   Email:

Rosewell Development Trust Community Company Ltd is a company limited by guarantee - number SC408565 and is also a Registered Charity - SC042673

2a West Coates, Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ