was born in London on 8 July 1919. His parents moved to Scotland when he was two and they acquired a property in West Lothian. Robin
was an only child but never lonely. He inherited a deep love of nature from his mother and spent many happy hours exploring the woods around the family home. This passion for nature remained with Robin throughout his life and is reflected in many ways inside and outside the Robin Chapel
The story of the Robin Chapel is a gracious and moving one. It tells of a beautiful chapel built in 1950 at the centre of a unique housing complex – The Thistle Foundation – in the south east of Edinburgh.