Our great Outdoors (Festival)

Roller skating, evening talks, parkour, walking, cycling and much, much more are on offer at this year’s Midlothian Outdoor Festival.

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Run by our fantastic Ranger Service, the festival runs from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 18 August.

Thousands came last year

More than 3,000 people came along last year. With more than 70 events lined up, the festival is shaping up to be even more successful than 2018.

Places fill up fast

Midlothian Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for green spaces, Councillor John Hackett said: “Last year’s inaugural festival was a huge success. And it looks like this year’s will be too.

“The variety of events is terrific, there really is something for everyone. Midlothian is one of the greenest and most stunning counties in Scotland. The festival is a great way to enjoy what’s on offer. Book now though as places fill up fast.”

Most events free

The majority of the events are free. New attractions this year include an open skate session with Lothian Roller Derby in Bonnyrigg on Saturday 10 August.

Meet the Bees

Or come along and Meet the Bees on Monday 12 August.  Join researchers from The Roslin Institute for a tour of the Easter Bush Campus Apiary. Get hands-on with the science behind beekeeping and find out how our scientists are helping honey bees in Scotland and beyond.

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The picture shows Midlothian Ranger Service and other council staff involved in the Outdoor Festival at Vogrie Country Park to mark the launch.

28 May 2019