Planning Aid Scotland (PAS) are looking for expressions of interest from communities who want to improve walking in their area.

The Walking Edition of their Sustaining Choices programme is looking to work with up to 4 communities to support the development of Local Walking Action plans. PAS will work with you and your community to develop a series of community engagement exercises which will help to form a Local Walking Action Plan. In these conversations PAS will take a creative approach, exploring new techniques, and we will explicitly focus on finding actions which can be done at a community level. This is should you leave with an achievable plan that can motivate your community to improve their walking experiences. Not only will it create an action plan, but PAS will also explore how to share ideas and experiences through a creative output, for example a film or zine.

Throughout this whole process, you’ll be supported by the PAS team, who will take care of the whole project management process but also offer training in community engagement, if this is something that would be of interest to you. PAS would like to start engagement in September and aim to work with communities who would particularly benefit from better walking experiences in their places. For example, if your place is in the 10% most deprived places according to the SIMD or is particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis.

If this sounds like it is for your community, please complete our expression of interest form by Wednesday 29 May. If you’d like to find out more, please contact Erin Fulton, Community Development Manager,