Teams vie for Midlothian Cup

Salters Athletic Football Club host an inaugural invitation tournament later this month which they hope will develop into a major annual event.

Eight teams have been signed to appear in the Midlothian Cup at Poltonhall Recretation Ground, Bonnyrigg, from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, July 28. Teams vying for the Midlothian Cup include Blackburn United, North Merchiston from Edinburgh, Easthouses, Dalkeith and Mayfield.

Three sponsors – A G Barr, Hera and JSB Travel – are supporting the event.

Organiser Paul Milligan said: “This is a non-profit football tournament that we have organised across the senior, junior and amateur ranks. We simply want to put on a football tournament to bring the Midlothian community together. This is the first year, but we hope to build on it and make it something unique.”