The BIG Footprint

Date: Saturday 20th April

All Generations Walking Together 

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Susan Brown has come up with a special event for organisations, churches, communities and people of all ages to be walking, talking and sharing together.  We have been working alongside the Guild, CoS Youth team and Girls’ Brigade Scotland to run the ‘Big Footprint’ event on April 20th (Easter Saturday).  This aim of this event is that it will bring different generations and the wider community together.  There will be four hub events (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen) but why organise your own?

Further information

Resources

A resource that could be used for your Big Footprint walk are the Walking Together Cards.  

These are for a group of different ages to use together to help reflect and share as you walk.

Download the Walking Together Cards

Download the Walking Together Leaders Cards

Alternatively, you can order ones to be sent out by contacting BB Scottish HQ - scottishhq@boys-brigade.org.uk | 01324 562008 (option 1)

Main Big Footprint events

You can take part in one of the main events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundee, on 20 April 2019. Please note: the Aberdeen event will take place on 26 May 2019.

The walks will begin at the following times:

    • Glasgow 10.30am

Starting at the Cathedral, going down the High Street before crossing the river over and back on the four bridges to the west of the High Court. This brings us back to Jamaica Street from where we walk to St Enoch Square then Buchanan Street, St Vincent Street to St Columba Church of Scotland near Charing Cross where refreshments will be served. The walk is 4.3km / 2.6 miles.

    • Dundee 10.30am

Location to be confirmed

    • Edinburgh 2.30pm

Starting at Polwarth Church the walk will go along the canal footway as far as the Slateford viaduct before returning to Polwarth where refreshments will be served. The walk is approx. 4km / 2.2 miles.

    • Aberdeen 2.30pm (Sunday 26 May)

Starting at Midstocket Church. It will be a gentle walk suitable for folk of all ages and abilities.

These will be gentle walks in urban areas so people should wear appropriate footwear and a rain jacket (just in case). Food will be provided at the end of each walk.