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Health Walks are helping to reconnect the Highlands

Last Updated: 7/17/2017

Walking for Health project, Step It Up Highland have added two new case studies to their growing series. Both highlight how Health Walks play an important community development role helping people living in rural areas to become more active and socially connected. Case study 11 - Tackling social isolation Mallaig area Walking Group explains how the weekly Health Walk in Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig has brought people together. Rotating each week between the three areas gives everyone an opportunity to visit new locations. Car sharing is popular, along with a visit to a local café at the end of the walk. One 86-year-old walker said, “I am so much more confident now in my ability to walk and have discovered the joy of using walking poles. I would never have done this without the security of a led walk in the company of others.” Read more below:

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Sustrans launches new five year strategy

Last Updated: 5/19/2017

Sustrans has launched a new five-year strategy addressing the challenges of today and setting out a concrete pledge to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. The strategy has three areas of focus: 1. connecting people and places through routes and networks for leisure and everyday utility trips 2. creating liveable neighbourhoods, by working with communities to turn their streets into lively, people friendly neighbourhoods, and ensuring that new developments have walking and cycling at their core 3. transforming the school run and commutes by working with schools and employers to make it easier for people to walk or cycle for regular journeys. Read more:

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sportscotland Surpasses Community Sports Hub Target

Last Updated: 3/30/2016

sportscotland has announced that it has surpassed the Scottish Government’s target of reaching 150 Community Sport Hubs in 2016.

Community

Cycle Friendly Community Award

Last Updated: 11/26/2015

Community groups in Scotland can now apply for development grants of up to £20,000 to begin working towards the Cycle Friendly Community Award.

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Cycling Scotland Community Development Grants

Last Updated: 7/29/2015

Cycling Scotland to support communities to take a leading role in transforming their local area to become cycle friendly.

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