Watch: Rugby legend Scott Hasting dancing as community spirit comes alive on the streets of Edinburgh

Former Scotland player Scott Hastings can be seen dancing down his street as his wife and daughter start up a lively exercise class for their neighbours

With the country entering its third week in lockdown, many communities and streets are doing all they can to raise spirits and maintain emotional and physical health.

This was on the mind of the Hastings family as they reached out to their neighbours in the Warriston area of the city and brought some music and movement to their street.

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Jenny Hastings explained: “I was coming back from walking our dog Parker when I got chatting to a neighbour who asked what stretches I did after a run.

“Before long we were chatting about dancing and doing the Hokey Cokey.

“Next afternoon I went out with our daughter Kerry-Anne exercising, we grabbed a CD and put some music on.

“Before long there were 16 people out in their driveways exercising and dancing, with Scott dancing up and down the street.”

This became a daily ritual for local residents with Scott adding: “We’re keeping them fit and healthy!”

The Hastings family are getting into the community spirit during lockdown

Scott Hastings played rugby for the Scotland national squad alongside his brother Gavin earning 65 caps for the team. His nephew, Adam, currently starts for the Scotland team as well as being the fly-half for the Glasgow Warriors.

As well as daily exercises, the neighbours are chatting over fences and checking in on each other.

Jenny concluded: “We didn’t really know our neighbours before this lockdown, it’s really brought us together, which is so important at this time.”

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