Making physical activity and sport a way of life in Midlothian - give us your views

A new strategy to promote physical activity, sport and health is being developed by Midlothian Council.

The aim is to get more people of all ages to lead an active life, and to raise awareness of its health benefits.

Take part in our survey

From now until Friday 17 March, local people can take part in a survey, the results of which will help develop the strategy, which aims to make physical activity and sport a way of life in Midlothian.

The survey follows a series of local workshops facilitated by sportscotland last year, which set out the priorities and developed a framework for the initiative.

Key goals

Key goals include working with schools and community sports clubs to develop opportunities for lifelong participation in physical activities and developing local facilities and the natural environment to encourage more people to take part.

A particular emphasis will be in encouraging more people from under-represented groups  to get active, including young women, people with a disability, adults in later life, and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

As well as promoting the health benefits and raising awareness of the wide range of opportunities available, the strategy aims to promote physical activity and sport as a fun, and not necessarily competitive, pastime.

Public involvement

The public survey is only one of a series of consultations being planned.  Local people will also have the chance to take part in focus groups, and to have their own personal fitness ‘MOT’ at free sessions being organised across Midlothian.

To take part in the survey, visit the Active Midlothian website or pick up a copy from your local leisure centre or library. The consultation is open until Friday 17 March.

17 Feb 2017