Mother walking with a pram

Living Streets Scotland is working to create safer, more inclusive, and more attractive streets and spaces for walking in communities across Scotland.

Older couple walking with umbrella

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

Our Walking Connects project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, aims to support older people to be more active, and to remain socially connected, through walking, as well as allowing us to work with older people to have more of a say about their streets and spaces.  

Healthier Safer Streets

People walking through a city centre

We work in 5 local authority areas of Scotland each year, identifying and co-producing walking improvement projects at a neighbourhood level with community organisations and local authorities to make streets friendly and safer for everyone, and make walking the natural choice. We share project learning with partners via case studies and workshops. Recent work with community partners includes: 

Perth and Kinross

Work in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council and the Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross, improving accessibility and delivering more walkable streets for all.

Coupar Angus Report - pdf

Aberfeldy Report - pdf

Kinross report - pdf

Pitlochry report - pdf

Perth & Kinross case study

Aberdeenshire

Workshops, advice and audits in Aberdeenshire to support the development of their Integrated Travel Town master planning process.

Banchory report - pdf

Macduff report - pdf

Oldmeldrum report - pdf

Stonehaven report - pdf

Westhill report - pdf

Area overview report - pdf

ABD Banff report.pdf

Across the country

Workshops for local authority officers and stakeholders on the topics of 20mph toolkit and walkable streets for everyone. We will be running more workshops this year to share learning from project work.

Lower Speed Communities

Healthier Safer Streets funded by Transport Scotland

Transport Scotland

Walking Connects

Older people

Walking for every day journeys, pleasure and health helps to keep people connected, increases independence, reduces isolation and benefits health.

Many people in later life face barriers to walking. Walking Connects works in partnership with older people to remove these barriers, helping to ensure that all generations enjoy the benefits of walking – whether on our local streets, public places; at home or in care settings.

We’re currently working with older people and their partners on a number of local projects in different locations across Scotland:

Dundee

At Ninewells Hospital we are working with NHS Tayside and partners including the hospital volunteer service and the chaplaincy to get older patients and visitors walking in the hospital grounds.

Leith

In partnership with Pilmeny Development Project we are working with Pilmeny Older Men’s Group to give input on the upcoming Pavement Parking legislation and to identify local priorities for improving routes that are important for older people in Leith.

Airdrie and Edinburgh

Working with Trust Housing Association’s Sheltered Housing Developments we have supported older people to complete a community street audit and work with partners to implement recommendations.

Hawick

We are bringing local people and organisations together to start a conversation about what would make walking easier for older people, and how we can work towards making changes.

Walking Connects is funded by

Big Lottery funded

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about our work with communities, participate in our current projects, or would like some advice about walking and your local streets and spaces, please contact our Communities team on 0131 243 2649 or email scotland@livingstreets.org.uk