What MDS Events are all about.

M&D's started out more than 50 years ago with only one travelling fairground attraction ride.

Sheer will and determination from founders Matthew and Douglas Taylor shaped the organisation into the success that is M&D’s today. M&D’s Events assemble and disassemble all our attractions and thrill rides without third-party subcontractors. This gives us total control and gives you the confidence that everything will run smoothly over the course of your event. 

M&D’s events work throughout Europe in partnership with small Council-run Fairs to large Summer Festivals. Our attractions and thrill rides help set your event apart and our dedicated and professional team ensure you can rely on M&D’s Events to make your event a huge success.



“Ocean Terminal has been delighted to work with Douglas Taylor Jr over the past 6 years. He has worked with us bringing a superb range of rides and attractions to support and enhance our offering over the Easter period. Douglas is highly professional and ensures that the attractions are maintained to the highest standard. Douglas uses both his wealth of skills and expertise to provide attractions which complement not only our premises but also the environment. His support and infrastructure comply to all the health and safety regulations. The success of our partnership has been driven by Douglas’s determination and enthusiasm to provide a first class guest experience.”
“We have enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with M&D Leisure for over 20 years working on a variety of events – both large scale annual festivals and smaller one-off events. Our annual major main contract is Edinburgh’s Hogmanay; the greatest celebration of New Year in the world. This is a three-day festival of fun, entertainment and events in Scotland’s capital city. The Hogmanay Carnival has traditionally been a key attraction been a key attraction within the festival programme, helping to position the city as one of the world’s most popular winter destinations. M&D’s customer experience, product knowledge and high safety standards have helped to enhance many of our events over the years and we would be happy to recommend M&D Leisure to help augment any event.”
“Douglas Taylor Junior brings 30 pieces of funfair equipment to T in the Park music festival every year. The equipment is always of high quality, adds to the atmosphere of the event and gives the festival goers more opportunity to enjoy themselves. T in the Park is an annual music festival with 85,000 attendees per day over 3 days. For the past 5 years I have dealt with Douglas Junior organising the number of pieces coming on site, positions on site and logistics of getting the pieces onto site and off site. The H&S of the operators has always been of a high standard with all relevant regulations adhered to and we have had no incidents during build up or breakdown. I have built up a good working relationship with Douglas Junior and have found him to have a professional attitude whilst maintaining a good sense of humour. Any requests we have made of him have always been met with a positive attitude and sorted out easily. The skill shown in the movement of large, heavy pieces of equipment on grass is second to none and is often pointed out to contractors as an example of how things should be done. Douglas seems to lead by example and his staff maintain the same level of professionalism as he does. I would have no hesitation in recommending Douglas Junior’s services to other organisations.”