Call to get out and get active

Ramblers Scotland aims to encourage people to make the most of their environment.
Ramblers Scotland aims to encourage people to make the most of their environment.

With the country in the midst the Commonwealth Games, Ramblers Scotland is hoping that the athletes’ example will help motivate everyon to be more active.

The first ever ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’, which will be held on the weekend following the close of the Games, aims to help everyone across Scotland discover the fun of getting active outdoors, as well as enjoying the health benefits.

All Scots are being invited to make a pledge to get outdoors and get active on the weekend of August 9 and 10 and help kick-start the physical activity legacy of a fitter, healthier nation.

David Thomson, Ramblers Scotland convener, said: “I’m looking forward to watching the Games, and, with luck, seeing Team Scotland win a few medals. But as a nation we all need to be more active and our Get Outdoors Weekend is a great way of showcasing all that Scotland’s fabulous outdoors has to offer.”

The Ramblers Scotland website has lots of ideas on where to go and what to do, from walking part of a long distance route, to exploring the canal towpaths, to cycling along traffic free routes on the National Cycle Network.

Further information can be found at www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland/getoutdoorsweekend