One of the
Largest Suppliers of
Thrill Rides in Europe
Summer Music Festivals
Summer just wouldn’t be the same without the UK’s vibrant music festival scene. And festivals wouldn’t be the same without a selection […] MORE
Edinburgh Festival Wheel
Spectacular views of the famous city of Edinburgh were enjoyed in summer 2015 from our Festival Wheel. Standing at 42m tall, the gig[…] MORE
Kirkcaldy Links Market
The Links Market is one of the longest street fairs in Europe and runs almost one mile in length along the Esplanade in Kirkcaldy[…] MORE
Current and coming soon events:
M&D’s Events can confirm we are organising the Motherwell & Bellshill Street Fair. Loads of fun and entertainment for everyone from 29 April – 2nd May over the May Day weekend. Click here to find out more
From 25 June until 31 August
join us at Planet Fun for days on end of family fun & thrill rides – find us next to the marina in Bangor. Keep it here for full details of all the new rides and attractions to feature, plus all your favourites!
Ground to let for T in the park 7-10 July. Closing date for applications – 18th of April. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
What makes us unique?
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.
Don’t just take our word for it…
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.
Jerry Millichip, Site Manager, T in the Park Music Festival
Ocean Terminal has been delighted to work with Douglas Taylor Jr over the past 4 years. He has worked with us bringing a superb range of rides and attractions to support and enhance our offering over the Easter period in both 2009 and 2011. 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.
Michelle MacLeod, MCIM Chartered Marketer, Deputy Centre Manager, Ocean Terminal
I have worked with Douglas Taylor Junior for several years. Douglas has worked on high profile events within Edinburgh, including Edinburgh’s Hogmanay & Christmas events. The thrill and family equipment Douglas presents at these events are always of the highest quality which has enhanced the enjoyment of our guests and visitors. I have always found Douglas to approach all he is involved in, with a professional, co-operative and effective manner and prefers a consultative, partnership approach to events. Always a cool head when under pressure, whilst maintaining a sense of humour, a great quality when part of an events team. Douglas always goes the extra mile and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services and expertise.
John McNeil, Senior Surveyor, City of Edinburgh
M&D’s Events in numbers
Events attended in 2015
Miles travelled in 2015
1993 M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park is born
It all started with Taylor brothers, Matthew and Douglas. They had only one thrill ride and the dream of building a theme park full of attractions in Strathclyde Country Park.
1994 – present T in the Park
M&D’s Events have supplied white-knuckle attractions and thrill rides to Scotland’s premier festival from its inception at Strathclyde Country Park to its more established location at Balado airfield in Perthshire. We hope to see our Giant Wheel at the stunning new location in Strathallan for years to come.
1998 – 2001 Dubai Shopping Festival
M&D’s Events took family attractions to this exotic location for this yearly month-long event that aimed to revitalise retail trade in Dubai with discounts for shoppers, daily car raffles and a giant fireworks display.
2000 – 2005 Gig on the Green, Glasgow Green
A hugely successful music festival right in the heart of the city featuring huge acts from the time such as Eminem and The Strokes. We supplied white-knuckle thrill rides and family attractions.
2011 – 2012 Edinburgh Winter Festival
People came along to East Princes St Gardens & St Andrew Square in their droves to experience fantastic festive delights. We supplied the open-air ice rink and Christmas food outlets, as well as all the thrill rides, family attractions and iconic Giant Wheel.
2011 – present World Pipe Band Championships
We are proud to supply our Giant Wheel to ‘The Worlds’, the biggest event in any piping fan’s calendar. For many years, this event has been bringing top-flight international competition to entertain audiences in Glasgow.
2013 – 2014 Belfast’s Winter Wonderland
We supplied attractions and family rides including a 40m x 20m Open Air Ice Rink and our famous Giant Wheel. Christmas chalets featured everything from Bratwurst sausages to French crepes plus lots of Christmas gifts and memorabilia.
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