Diversity in public life

Midlothian Council in conjunction with Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) is hosting a special event to encourage people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, age, disability, nationality or sexual orientation to get involved with public life.


The event will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019, 6 - 8pm at the Dalkeith Arts Centre on 2 White Hart Street, Dalkeith EH22 1AE.

The gathering features:

  • Keynote speech by Sir Geoff Palmer OBE
  • Panel discussion
  • Information stalls
  • Networking opportunity
  • Refreshments provided

Removing barriers to participation

Midlothian’s Equalities Champion Cllr Kelly Parry said: "We are committed to removing barriers to participation. I would encourage people from our diverse community to come along and find out more about how they can get involved with their local community council, development trust, gala day, community groups and much more."

Special requirements?

Crèche, communication support, access requirements and other support can be provided if required. To arrange this or for further information about the event please email:

10 Apr 2019