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?

After school till 3pm


An exciting opportunity to learn as a Family during the month of June! For more information and to sign up get in touch with your child's school (St. Matthews or Rosewell Primary) or email

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at this group then please also get in touch with us!

Please also note the 1st session is the 5th June not the 4th
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Rosewell Development Trust RDT

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See you all at the Resource Centre, 85 Carnethie Street at 11am to help with our Maze Day clean up.

For all your hard work, we’ll head back to the Rosewell Resource Centre at 1.30 for tea and cake!

If you've not registered and want to come along, simply turn up and we'll see you there!
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What a lovely sunny day we had yesterday for planting some wildflowers with @SustransScot! A big thank you to everyone that came along to help!


We're looking forward to our Code Club UK this afternoon!
This week it's National Digital Learning Week so we thought we would share some pics of our Coders.

More outdoor woodland sessions happening in Rosewell thanks to #bagsofhelp @Tesco_Scotland @Tesco_Dalkeith @greenspacescot Find out more and visit

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Thank you to our Funders!

Rosewell Development Trust