A brief history timeline of the Trust – you can also view our Press & Media page.


Local residents of Royston form the Rosemount Development Trust Limited, a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. A long term lease is secured on a local primary school, along with capital grants totalling £600k, to convert the school building to provide 14,000 sq ft of office accommodation and dedicated child care facilities.


Refurbishment works of “the Millburn Centre” are complete and very quickly achieve 100% occupancy.


Second phase of development undertaken providing a further two business units, and eight small workshops, creating additional job opportunities for local residents.


RDT sets up its first wholly owned subsidiary company, Rosemount (Workspace) Limited (RWL). The former British Rail Workshops in Royston are targeted for the building of new business premises and negotiations with British Rail Property Board and Glasgow City Council ensure a 125 year lease.


Building of new business premises in Charles Street is completed.


RDT sets up its second wholly owned subsidiary company, Roystonhill Spire and Park Limited to maintain the Royston Spire.


Rosemount Workspace Limited secures funding from the Big Lottery to run an employability project, Royston at Work, for young people 16-24 years of age.


The Royston at Work programme completes successfully, with 8 young people moving into full time employment, 4 of which were modern apprenticeships.


Environmental improvements were made to the Spire Park.


In 2019 Rosemount Development Trust’s local heritage project saw people from all ages and backgrounds getting together to make discoveries about local history and heritage – which then helped inspire the designs of the 12 mosaic panels which were sited permanently in Roystonhill Spire Park. This public art and heritage project was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland and Rosemount Workspace Ltd.


Along with other local organisations as we supported the community during the COVID19 pandemic.


In September 2021 the Roystonhill Spire made its debut as part of Doors Open Days – a FREE festival about architectural heritage. Our audio walking tour was made free to download and guides showed our visitors around the new historical interpretation panels that tell our building’s history and and beautiful new mosaics inspired by people’s stories and memories of the local area.

Press & Media

View a small selection of the press coverage we have received at Rosemount Development Trust.



155th Anniversary

Birds-eye view – a photo taken from the Roystonhill Spire by our steeplejacks. Today we commemorate that on 8th June 1866 – 155 years ago

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History boards

Our boards have arrived! They will soon be installed in the Spire Park along with 12 beautiful mosaic panels which were created from community workshops

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