Our Story

Our Story

Pottery being made

The MiM Story

Renae Bell noticed a lack of opportunity to buy quality hand-made, ethically-made products locally. So she teamed up with other creative artists to do something about it.

She joined a local art committee in February 2019 with the idea to organise an area-wide Open Studio Day tour. The idea grew arms and legs. She gained support and volunteers, then the idea morphed into the Made in Midlothian launch event in June 2019. The day was full of live music, workshops, demonstrations, book readings, arts and crafts, street food and community.

The response was so overwhelmingly positive from members of the whole community that since then she has been working with volunteers to organise events and set up long term goals that will see MiM working towards the community interest of supporting the creative arts in Midlothian far into the future.

Meet Team MiM

Our Creative and Passionate Volunteers!

Team MiM is comprised of volunteers who have dedicated much time and energy to get Made in Midlothian going and continuing to grow.


In June 2019, they launched a community group to deliver events that featured local art, crafts, music and literature.


During the Covid-19 lockdown, the group quickly put it’s focus on providing tailored online support, entertainment, and tutorials.
As its online community grew, so did their vision and mission.


Made in Midlothian is a social enterprise and all our profits go back into our community.

Our mission is to support, develop and showcase Midlothian creative talent while we strengthen our community through safe and inclusive activities.