Media Release: Cllr Cardownie finds perfect pitch for Edinburgh Mela cricket event

A CRICKET match on Friday (August 7) between Edinburgh’s Iman cricket players and a Scottish president’s select kick-starts this year’s Edinburgh Mela festivities which takes place this weekend at Pilrig Park.

Note to Editors

The Edinburgh Mela Festival was founded in 1995 by members of the city’s minority ethnic communities, and one of its key objectives was to reflect and celebrate Scotland’s cultural diversity.

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Site passes and tickets for the Mela are available now from The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE in person or over the phone on 0131 473 2000. They can also be purchased online from

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