4thApril 2023

Studying physical activity in children’s environments

04.04.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SPACES is a Scotland-wide, long-term, research study exploring how young people use, experience, and move within their environments. In this new video, Paul McCrorie explains what the SPACES study, its impact so far, and its future direction. A series of infographics provide an overview of each of the four research areas: Physical activity [...]

11thJanuary 2023

Encouraging sustainable travel behaviour in children, young people and their families

11.01.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , |

This Climate Exchange report (Heriot Watt University and the James Hutton Institute, September 2022)   provides evidence to support the development of integrated policy interventions to increase sustainable travel among Scotland’s children and young people. Its recommendations include that inclusive infrastructure which delivers a transport network that promotes independent movement from [...]

14thSeptember 2022

Cities with more vegetation mean ‘better health behaviours’ in children

14.09.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This Child in the City article (published 30-08-2022) shares the findings of a conclusion of a new partnership study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). This latest study found that children who live surrounded by more natural spaces are more physically active, spend less time doing sedentary [...]

24thMay 2022

New community cycling fund launches

24.05.22|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , , , |

Visit Scotland share news (19 May 2022) that communities across Scotland are to be given the chance to celebrate the transformative power of the bike. This is thanks to the launch of a £1 million fund to support sustainable cycling projects and events. Find more information on the funding here.