Press release -

Training course for walk leaders

Moray Council’s sports development section will be holding a training course for volunteer walk leaders at Elgin Community Centre from 9.30am to 4pm on Saturday, October 3.

The course is free and is designed for over 18s who would like to become volunteer walk leaders in their local community.

Moray already has a number of health walk groups in Lossiemouth, Forres, Dufftown, Buckie, Elgin and Rothes which have helped many people to get more active and to socialise and have helped with rehabilitation after illness.

Sports development officer Kim Paterson said: “Health walks are a great opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get more active using their local environment.

“They are also a great rehabilitation opportunity for people who may have had some recent medical condition or illness.”

For further information and to register for the course, contact the sports development section on 01343 563657 or e-mail


  • Social issues


  • health walks


  • Scotland

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.


Sharon Dunbar

Press contact Media and Communications Officer 01343 563046

Peter Jones

Press contact Communications manager Press, public communications, social media, events, FOI, campaigns, crisis comms. 01343 563601