The Betterment Of Our Community

The Development Trust is supported by over 350 members, over 120 registered volunteers, 20 core volunteers and led by a Board of Trustees that are all local to the area. Since 2010, we have developed a strong community consultation programme. First, working with Development Trust Association Scotland when we received funding from Awards for All to carry out a full community consultation to gather feedback from all members of the community on what they would like to see introduced into the Community. At first, we predicted a response rate of 10% but were excited to discover it was actually over 20%. This response shows how supportive our community is of the project to develop a fit for purpose community facility in our ever-expanding community.

Since then, we regularly consult our community through our engagement projects every quarter and use the ‘Planning for Real’ tool when supporting the work of the Rosewell Neighbourhood Plan 2015 – 2020. Our consultations give our community the opportunity to tell us what we’re doing right, what they’ve enjoyed, what they would like to see introduced or improved. 

Since April 2013, Fiona has delivered the Community Engagement, Volunteer and Employability projects all made possible with funding from The Scottish Government, The Robertson Trust and Voluntary Action Fund. Fiona can be contacted between 10 – 4, Monday to Friday within the Rosewell Resource Centre, 85 Carnethie Street.


Wonders of the Woodland Outdoor Classroom



We held an Opening Event for this brand new facility in Rosewell in 2017 and the event was attended by over 150 children, young people, adults and partnership organisations. We hope you enjoy this brief snapshot into the day and after watching, if you’re interested in booking the space for parties, groups or training sessions (which we can tailor and deliver to any group), get in touch via email.

What’s On This Month?

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Last Friday our Kids World Citizen group braved the elements to complete their sponsored walk in aid of The Rock Trust! They endured strong winds, hail, rain and sunshine during their walk from Eskbank to Rosewell.

So far they have raised £192.45 but still have some sponsor money to collect! It is not to late to donate through JustGiving either!

We look forward to welcoming Gary from the Rock Trust this coming Friday to find out more about their work and to present him with our cheque!
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Rosewell Development Trust invite you to our 7th Annual General Meeting

Thank you Jess and everyone at RDT for great outdoor learning opportunities . Thank you to Milo too for keeping us company 🐶@RDTRosewell @outdoormgfl

Thank you @andywightman MSP for popping in to meet with @RDTRosewell Kids World Citizen Group who were today researching into various countries in the world and designing posters on their chosen country @ScotParl @CrownEstateScot

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Thank you to our Funders!

Rosewell Development Trust