Book now for Equal Midlothian Week 2021

Celebrate the contribution that different groups make to their communities by getting involved with Equal Midlothian Week (1 - 7 March 2021).

A more equal Midlothian

The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of equality issues and to promote a more equal Midlothian. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions all of the events this year will be online however there will still be the usual variety of activities and entertainment with something for everyone.

Range of online events - something for everyone

A range of organisations working on equalities issues will be holding online events during the week to highlight the work they do to create a fairer, more inclusive Midlothian. This includes sessions about equality, mental health, nature & wildlife, travel and LGBT issues.  

Midlothian Mela Saturday 6 March

The week culminates with the Midlothian Mela event on Saturday 6 March. This popular annual family event will feature music, dance performances, crafts, health and wellbeing and even a mandarin language class for children.

Be entertained and meet new people

Equalities Engagement Officer Erin Cuthbertson said: "I would encourage Midlothian residents to join in with these events which offer an opportunity to engage with new people and learn new things. The annual Mela event on the Saturday is a great event for families to pick up useful information and to be entertained.” 

Full programme

More information

More information about the week is available by contacting the Equalities Engagement Officer Erin Cuthbertson at: Erin.Cuthbertson@midlothian.gov.uk or call 07896 559204.

Equal Midlothian Week in Midlothian is supported by the Midlothian People's Equality Group

26 Feb 2021