Our Living Streets Scotland team are dedicated to getting Scotland walking.

Stuart Hay

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Scotland Director

Stuart Hay is the Scottish Director of National Walking Charity Living Streets. He has worked in policy and development roles for charities and social enterprises since 2002: including Changeworks, Help the Aged, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Scottish Wildlife Trust. His work has ranged from policy and influencing, developing new projects in partnership with a wide range of UK and EU major funding organisations.

He currently oversees a team delivering a programme of community street audits and a schools walking project which will reach 50,000 pupils across Scotland.  He is also a Director and vice chair of sustainable transport charity Transform Scotland.




Chris Thompson

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Schools and Projects Coordinator

Chris coordinates and leads on the WoW Scotland (Walk once a Week) initiative which reaches more than one in ten primary school pupils in Scotland.

Delivering against specific targets Chris engages with a range of stakeholders including the Scottish Government, Local Authority, schools and families. The project aims to influence behaviour around walking and increase the number of families, children and young people walking to school.

Chris has over 15 years of experience in the public and charity and sectors, developing practical, deliverable solutions to a challenging sustainable transport agenda. He is an experienced project developer and manager with strong skills in partnership working, change management, communications and contract management.

Penny Morriss

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Project Coordinator (Communities)

Working in partnership with community groups, Local Area and Neighbourhood partnerships, local authorities and groups representing community members including older people and people with mobility and visual disabilities, Penny delivers the objectives of the Walkable Communities programme.  Funded by Scottish Government and Paths for All the programme aims to encourage and enable people of all ages and physical abilities to walk as much as possible and get the most out of their local streets and spaces, by identifying assets and barriers for walking in the physical environment and assisting partners to take action to deliver streets fit for walking.

With over 10 years experience working with communities and their stakeholders across Scotland, penny has worked with Living Streets Scotland for 3 years and has a broad experience of supporting a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve positive, community-led change at a local level, and is an experienced project manager of both grant funded and commercial projects.

We wouldn't be able to do our important work without the on-going support of our partners.

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