Paths for All’s Annual General Meeting 2023 was held online. We were delighted to welcome Paths for All’s board and partners to receive our annual accounts, review our 2022-23 achievements and make a new appointment to our board of directors.
Presenting the Annual Report, Kevin Lafferty, our Chief Executive Officer said:
I’m delighted to present the 2022/23 Annual Report, which highlights our progress towards a happier, healthier, and greener Scotland.
“We continued to increase our impact by delivering and supporting walking and active travel projects across Scotland. Our Health Walk programme continues to flourish, delivering an incredible 850 regular walks. Our Step Count Challenges attracted over 12,800 participants last year and the Smarter Choices, Smarter Choices funds increased investment in active travel behaviour change programmes.
“It was fantastic to see communities working to improve local paths and the launch of the £1.5 Ian Findlay Paths Fund was a huge highlight. We can’t wait to see the new path projects making a positive impact in communities to increase walking, wheeling and cycling next year.
“In 2022 we were thrilled to host guests at in-person events once again, including our Scottish Health Walk Network Conference, Expert Lecture and Volunteer Awards.
“We are grateful for the continuing support of our funders, partners, volunteers and organisations working to support walking, wheeling and physical activity in Scotland's communities.
"We are proud of what we have achieved this year and are motivated to continue working towards our vision for Scotland to be a walking nation.”
At our AGM we were delighted to welcome a new Director to our Board, as Joshua Adeyemi joined us. Joshua is a Corporate Actions Analyst with an Asset Manager in Edinburgh. He is also a multi-award-winning outdoor enthusiast, and co-founder of Black Scottish Adventurers, a community interest company that aims to introduce more ethnic minorities to the outdoors in Scotland. Joshua is passionate about environmental sustainability and our access rights here in Scotland. He has inspired millions and supported thousands in connecting with wild spaces through his media platforms.