Older people across Scotland will benefit from an exciting new project to help them get active and feel part of their community.

Living Streets Scotland, the charity for everyday walking, was successfully awarded £600,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund for the three year ‘Walking Connects’ project, which will launch on 1 August.

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The project will be delivered in seven areas across Scotland and will include walking promotion and local activities in 18 communities.

Walking Connects will bring together Living Streets’ experience of improving streets for people on foot, working with older people and tackling isolation among older people.

Stuart Hay, Director, Living Streets Scotland, said:

“As we get older we risk becoming inactive, this increases social isolation and diminishes our physical health.  

“This project will support older people to be more active through walking which will help them stay healthy, encourage them to get out more and stay connected to their local community.”

The charity will be looking to recruit project partners in local areas across Scotland during an initial development period. To find out more, visit www.livingstreets.org.uk/Scotland