Part of the UK charity for everyday walking

We believe that getting Scotland walking means progress for everyone.

We want to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness and social isolation, and making walking the natural choice.

We work with professionals and politicians to enable every community to enjoy vibrant streets and public spaces. 

Our Walk to School programme reaches every area of Scotland.

Through our Walkable Communities project, we empower community groups to deliver improvements to their walking environment.



Information on COVID-19

On 18th June, the Scottish Government announced they are cautiously easing lockdown and moving into Phase 2, which will happen in stages. Please see the Scottish Government website for details of this:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's Route Map through and out of the crisis - Phase 2 update

Phase 2 Routemap

Key information for walking and active travel

From Friday 19th June

  • People who are shielding can go outside for exercise, including walking, and can meet one other household outdoors only, with physical distancing
  • People who are not shielding can meet up to two other households outdoors, with physical distancing (maximum eight people in total, no more than two other households per day)
  • Some households can meet others indoors in an extended household’.

From Monday 22nd June



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 2: staying safe and protecting others (physical distancing)

Only travel if your journey is essential, and walk, wheel or cycle where you can. Read guidance on how to travel safely during lockdown.

Stay local, within 5 miles for exercise and outdoor recreation. Try to avoid crowded places and exercise at less busy times where you can.

Always maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres between different households, and follow strict hygiene guidance.

Be considerate when walking, wheeling or cycling, particularly to people from more vulnerable groups.


For more information on walking, wheeling and cycling during COVID-19, see the Sustrans website


One street, one school, one step at a time

Pavement parking

Child crossing the street because pagements are blocked by vans

© Dave Henniker

Thanks to your support, Scotland made history in 2019 by introducing a nationwide ban on pavement parking.

Pavement parking ban in Scotland

Find out how pavement parking's days are numbered and how we can finish the job together.

Join us and campaign for pavements

Pavement Parking - our policy

Walk to School

Walking to school with Strider


A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. 

We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered to make walking to school their natural choice. We need your help.

Find out about the ways Living Streets Scotland gets children walking more, our fab tools for teachers and parents, and our groundbreaking campaign work which underpins our vision of a new walking generation.

Walk to School in Scotland

Walking Connects

A group of walkers


Our Walking Connects project aims to support older people to be more active, and to remain socially connected, through walking.

Walking Connects in Scotland

Healthier Safer Streets

Walking in town

Our Healthier and Safer Streets Community programme supports us to work with local residents and their stakeholders to take action for more walkable streets.

Healthier Safer Streets in Scotland

Lower Speed communities

20mph banners in Glasgow

© Andy Carlin / Cycle Walk Vote

Living Streets Scotland support communities and local authorities to introduce 20mph areas.

Lower Speed Communities

Useful resources

Promoting 20mph to encourage walking

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Bus Stop Connectivity evaluation project 

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Active travel for secondary schools in Scotland

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Count me in: Pedestrian counters case study

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For any media enquiries, please contact the Living Streets press team on 020 7456 9790, or out of office hours, 07545 209865.

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Who we work with

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We’re creating a walking nation. We’ve got the know-how to make it happen but we can’t do it alone. Together with our partners and funders we can make extraordinary things happen.