Parliamentary recognition for Step Count Challenge success

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has lodged a parliamentary motion in recognition of the success of a Shetland Islands Council team in winning the latest Paths for All “Step Count Challenge” against 480 teams across Scotland. The SIC team “Twisted Blisters” emerged victorious for the second time in the challenge run by Paths for All, a national walking charity encouraging people to walk more for their physical and mental health.

The next Step Count Challenge begins in May 2022; teams wishing to apply can do so at:

Mr Carmichael said:

“This is an excellent achievement to win the Step Count Challenge for the second time – congratulations to the Twisted Blisters and the SIC for their dedicated efforts.

“We all know at this point how beneficial walking can be for our mental and physical health, but many of us still don’t make enough time for a walk in our daily routine. Whether it is getting out and about in the morning or the evening or taking a quick stroll during your lunch break, it is always worth taking the opportunity to go for a walk. Not everyone is as lucky as we are in the isles to have beautiful scenery in every direction – so we had better make the most of it!”

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