Climate change walks are a breath of fresh air for Souters

People living in and around Selkirk are being offered a chance to take in the majestic beauty of the Royal Burgh, while taking part in healthy walks.

Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 5:06 pm
Free walks in and around Selkirk are being offered.

The walks are organised by local charity Selkirk Regeneration, as part of its Sustainable Selkirk project, supported by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

Three walking events have been pencilled in, with the first taking place tomorrow morning at 10.30am.

The other two take place at 10.30am on Wednesday, December 2 amd Wednesday, December 9, starting outside Selkirk Community Energy Advice Centre at 42 Market Place. The walks are part of Scottish Borders Council’s Walk It network.

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Sustainable Selkirk offers free support from its Energy Advice Centre to help people lower their carbon footprint through climate-friendly transport and home energy saving, as well as supplying information on climate change.

The project coordinator Iain McLachlan said: “Our walks will be a social, safe, and low-level form of exercise and help people to increase their walking.

“As well as being great for your health, walking is the most climate-friendly transport method, and much cheaper than driving.

“Everyone would benefit from doing more, so we want to support people who aren’t active to enjoy the benefits.”

Denise Carmichael, Scottish Borders Council’s Walk It manager, added: “We are delighted to be working with Iain and Sustainable Selkirk to bring a new walk to Selkirk.”

For more information on the project, contact Iain on [email protected]