Active Scotland



Active Scotland Partners

  • NHS Health Scotland
  • Healthier Scotland



Family and Friends

A family going for a cycling ride together in Family & friends.

Physical activity truly provides something for everyone, whether it's a route to improved health and wellbeing or the stepping stone on a journey to fulfil a dream.

Being active needn't be something that you do on your own - grab a relly, a friend or find a new one once you get there. Being active isn't something that you need to do on your own.

Opportunities can be found in a range of places like leisure facilities, community centres, village halls and community schools as well as outdoor open spaces and playing fields. The choice of activities is limitless - from group activities such as health walks, jogging networks, fitness classes and dancing to recreational activities such as bowling, basketball, football, volleyball and badminton.

Many of these activities by their very nature are not something that can be easily done alone. Yes, you could shoot a few baskets on your own in the park or go for a stroll on your tod, but a game of badminton without an opponent wouldn't get past the first serve.

All said and done, we humans are rather a sociable bunch, and like most things in life being active is more fun when someone else is around. Being active will not only provide you with the opportunity to have fun and spend quality time with family and friends but the social networks that accompany many of these activities are a great way for you to get to know new people and make new friends. You'll not only have the chance to be active but will also have the perfect excuse for a good a blether.

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