Ramblers hoping for Commonwealth Games legacy

editorial image

Ramblers Scotland is calling on everyone in Scotland to follow the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games and make a pledge to get outdoors and get active on the weekend August 9-10

The first ever ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’ aims to help everyone across Scotland discover the fun of getting active outdoors.Inactivity in Scotland is a huge problem with 39 per cent of Scots not meeting the minimum recommended level of physical activity. To create a Commonwealth Games legacy, Ramblers Scotland is inviting everyone to put on their walking boots or get the bikes out of the garage and plan some time outdoors, whether with their family, alone, or with friends.

Ramblers Scotland has lots of ideas, from walking a bit of a long distance route to hundreds of downloadable short walks across the country.

Jeannie Cranfield, Games Legacy Adviser, said: “We want people to be inspired by these events and to think about how they could be more active themselves. Our ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’ aims to kick-start a legacy in Scotland of people being more active, more often.

“We’re asking everyone to create an adventure for that weekend and share it with us. Whether that’s walks, bike rides, runs, swims, climbs, or events people are planning, we’re asking everyone to send us a film or a photo of themselves having fun, being active and enjoying Scotland to the full.”

Further information is available at www.ramblers.org.uk/GetOutdoorsWeekend