Park strife for older people

MORE than half of older Scots have admitted they were unable to get to a park even once a week because of bad pavements.

The Edinburgh University-led study has found clear links between an older persons’s health, wellbeing and quality of life and the planning and design of the outdoor environment.

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It also showed that 56 per cent of people aged over 60 are unable to make it to a local park even once a week.

Only 11 per cent are able to get to a green space about twice a week, the report Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors found.