About Us

About Us

The Hub

Way back in 2010, when we set up RDT, one of the first tasks we set ourselves was to create a fit for purpose Community Hub for all our residents so they could benefit from and enjoy all the facilities a Hub could offer. What we didn’t know then was how challenging a task this would be to deliver!

Ten years later, the new community hub, or The Steading as it will be known, is almost completed.

It took three years of hard negotiations with The Crown Estate but eventually they agreed to gift us the old Steading (pictured), which sits in the heart of the village, the ideal location on which to develop our new Hub.  Since then we have raised the funding needed for the new building, gained planning permision and have now built a fantastic community resource which opens later this year for all of the community to use and enjoy. 

The Hub

Way back in 2010, when we set up RDT, one of the first tasks we set ourselves was to create a fit for purpose Community Hub for all our residents so they could benefit from and enjoy all the facilities a Hub could offer. What we didn’t know then was how challenging a task this would be to deliver!

Six years later, we continue to strive to reach our dream. It may not look like it but over these past six years we have achieved a lot.

It took three years of hard negotiations with The Crown Estate but eventually they agreed to gift us the old Steading sit in the heart of the village, the ideal location on which to develop our new Hub.

This was a major achievement and the new £2.5m building opens soon.  It has been a long and often difficult process which, without the help of our many Advisors, Funder, Volunteers and the Community of Rosewell, we would not have been able to achieve what we have.  So a big THANKYOU to you for your support.

We are edging ever closer to our opening date.  The new Community Hub is for the people of Rosewell.  We will have a number of community engagement projects as well as amenities such as a cafe, pharmacy, hairdresser, community hall, soft play and senosry room and garden.  We look forward to welcoming you to The Steading very soon.

This was a major achievement as this was the first time ever in Scotland the Crown had agreed to such a deal. Since gaining the land we have carried out all the necessary surveys required, gained outline planning permission for the site, carried out a feasibility study for the build, prepared a cost analysis for the building and are now in the process of applying for the £2.1m funding we require to build our Community Hub.

It has been a long and often difficult process which, without the help of our many Advisors, we would not have been able to reach the stage we are at, so, a big THANKYOU to them for their support.

We are edging ever close, so stick with us and together we will deliver our dream of a new Community Hub for the people of Rosewell.

Our Aims

Ensure the long-term social economic and environmental sustainability of the Rosewell community

Advance community development, including urban or rural regeneration within the community

Assist with the provision of recreational facilities, and/or activities, available to members of the community and the general public with the objective of improving the conditions of life of the community

Integrate existing members of the community with new residents

Manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the community and the public in general

Our Aims

Ensure the long-term social economic and environmental sustainability of the Rosewell community

Advance community development, including urban or rural regeneration within the community

Assist with the provision of recreational facilities, and/or activities, available to members of the community and the general public with the objective of improving the conditions of life of the community

Integrate existing members of the community with new residents

Manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the community and the public in general

The Future!

All money raised is reinvested 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. If you would like to get involved click below to get involved!


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.

The Future!

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. If you would like to get involved click below to get involved!


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.