Active Scotland has been developed by NHS Scotland as a tool to support the physical activity workforce, primary care staff and allied health professionals working with patients to answer the question "where do I go to be active?". This is being done by setting up a dataset of national and local physical activity infrastructure, including opportunities and mechanisms of support from the public, private and voluntary sectors, making this information easy to use and accessible to help the people of Scotland become more active.
All primary and community care staff including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, psychiatric nurses and pharmacy staff play a key role in helping patients to understand the value of physical activity in relation to their health and wellbeing. Active Scotland provides access to local information that will help patients locate support networks and opportunities to engage in physical activity in their community.
Equally, Active Scotland can signpost those working in communities, schools and workplaces to local physical activity opportunities and networks. For more detailed information and advice on how and where to get physically active, see the Active Scotland website.