Lanarkshire residents urged to Get Active

SUPPORT . . . Shona Robison has signed the Get Active Lanarkshire pledge.
SUPPORT . . . Shona Robison has signed the Get Active Lanarkshire pledge.

THE Scottish Government’s minister for the Commonwealth Games and Sport has backed a mass public activity day to be held at Strathclyde Park this summer.

Shona Robison has also signed the ‘Get Active Lanarkshire’ pledge which aims to encourage county residents to increase their physical activity in the run up to, and beyond, the Commonwealth Games next year.

She said: “Get Active Lanarkshire is a great initiative that will encourage and support people to do even small amounts of physical activity and I am happy to sign the pledge on behalf of the Scottish Government.”

Get Active Lanarkshire is a collaboration between NHS Lanarkshire, North and South Lanarkshire councils South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, North Lanarkshire Leisure and Healthy Working Lives.

Gabe Docherty, NHS Lanarkshire health promotion manager, said: “This is a hugely ambitious project which aims to encourage every Lanarkshire resident – young and old – to think about how they can increase their level of physical activity by even a small amount.

“The Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 will see huge interest in sport and all the partners want to use this tremendous opportunity to encourage more Lanarkshire people, to get more active, more often.”

Get Active Lanarkshire will take place on Saturday, June 1, at Strathclyde Park between noon and 5pm.

For more information and to sign the pledge visit