Celebrate equality, difference, and diversity in Midlothian!

Equal Midlothian Week 2018

Celebrate the contribution that different groups make to their communities by getting involved with Equal Midlothian Week which kicks off today 5th March and runs until 10th March 2018.

The purpose of Equal Midlothian Week is to raise awareness of equality issues and to promote a more equal Midlothian.

A fairer, more inclusive Midlothian

A range of organisations working on equalities issues will be holding events during the week to highlight the work they do to create a fairer, more inclusive Midlothian. This includes sessions about disability issues, housing, mental health, support for minority ethnic groups and kinship care. The week is supported by the Midlothian People's Equality Group and Health in Mind.

Amazing Mela!

The week culminates with the Midlothian Mela in the Glencorse Centre on Saturday 10th March. This annual event features music, dance, artistic performances, workshops and food. There will also be activities for adults, young people and children. Come along to this family friendly event and celebrate the work people do on equalities in Midlothian.

Midlothian’s Equalities Engagement Officer Erin Cuthbertson said: "Celebrate diversity in Midlothian by popping in to some of the free events being held during the week. Not only will you get to find out more about Midlothian's diverse population but you will also have an opportunity to meet new people. The Mela is a popular annual fixture now and each year it gets bigger and better so put that date in your diary now!"

More information on Equal Midlothian Week:

*Please note that all events are expected to go ahead as planned but please check ahead with event organisers listed on programme in case of cancellations.

5 Mar 2018