sportscotland chief executive Stewart Harris discusses Dundee's Physical Activity Strategy

First steps

Dundee becomes the first place in Scotland to launch a Physical Activity Strategy

Dundee has taken the first steps towards the city's goal to becoming an active city with active people following the launch of a new Physical Activity Strategy.

The strategy aims to help everyone connected to the city lead healthier and more active lives.

Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Parliamentary Business, was at Baxter Park to see the plans developed through the Dundee Partnership forge ahead, with a ‘Daily Mile’ taking place to celebrate the occasion. Daily Mile is an initiative promoted by the Scottish Government to encourage everyone to walk more.

The strategy sets out the priorities for the City based on demographics, population trends and statistics and provides an inspiring picture of what the city can be and what can be achieved through physical activity of all kinds.

Dundee aspires to be an “active city with active people” by prioritising Sports and Recreation, Play, Active Living and Dance. The Dundee Partnership and the City’s physical activity sector believes this strategy, with its four complementary frameworks, provides the platform with which this can be achieved.

Pupils from Rowantree Primary walk with the presenters

Sinclair Aitken, chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee, said: “Through the Dundee Partnership we have put the city in a great position to help everyone become more active. Becoming an active city with active people is something we can achieve by working together for the benefit of all."

Stewart Harris, sportscotland chief executive, added: "We are delighted to have worked with our partners on the development of Dundee’s Physical Activity Strategy.

“We strive to ensure sport is at the heart of society in Scotland and makes a lasting and positive impact on people and communities. The priorities set out in the strategy can help the people of Dundee become more active and lead a healthy lifestyle.”

The strategy has been developed in partnership with Leisure & Culture Dundee, Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside, Abertay University, Dundee Academy of Sport, University of Dundee, Dundee Dance Partnership, sportscotland and Play Scotland.

Find out more

Visit the Leisure & Culture Dundee website to find out more on Dundee’s Physical Activity Strategy.

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