More than 1,000 people enjoy Outdoor Festival

​More than 1,000 people enjoyed everything from guided walks to stunt shows and cycle rides as part of The Midlothian Outdoor Festival.

Over five days

Organised by Midlothian Council’s Rangers Service and partners, the five day event from Thursday 13 October to Monday 17 October, offered more than 30 activities.

Varied events

Hundreds enjoyed rambles through towns and countryside, riversides and reservoirs while others took part in horse rides and enjoyed the miniature railway at Vogrie.

Songs, bats and Borthwick

Bats and stars were watched in Roslin Glen, the ongoing kirk conversion at Borthwick was taken in and there were poems and tunes en route along the Esk to Mavisbank.

Cool stunts

Other highlights included The Clan Stunt Team, the coolest bikers in Scotland, who rode their bikes upside down in mid-air to the delight of the crowd at Vogrie Country Park.

Many thanks

Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for green spaces, Cllr Dianne Alexander said: “Many, many thanks to our fantastic Rangers who would also like to acknowledge the amazing volunteer walk leaders who prepared brilliant routes throughout the county.

15th year of activities

“This is the fifteenth year of active outdoor activities for all brought to you by Midlothian Ranger Service and partners. They would also like to give a massive thank you to all who attended.

Looking forward

“I’m sure we will all agree, we can’t wait for next year’s festival.”

21 Oct 2022