Our AGM highlights our steps towards a happier, healthier, greener Scotland

We presented our new Annual Report at our AGM on 26 October, sharing our highlights from April 2021-March 2022.

Paths for All Annual Report 2021-22

Paths for All’s Annual General Meeting 2022 was held online. We were delighted to welcome Paths for All’s board and partners to receive our annual accounts, review our 2021-22 achievements and make appointments to our board of directors.

Presenting the Annual Report, Kevin Lafferty, our Chief Executive Officer said:

“It’s been a privilege for me to lead Paths for All during my first year in post. I would like to thank everyone at Paths for All for their professionalism and dedication over the last 12 months and for making me feel so welcome.

I'm proud to present this Annual Report which shows it’s been another successful year for Paths for All. We continued to support communities across Scotland to be more active through a growing number and variety of programmes and grant funds.

“We continued to encourage walking and active travel as the rules and restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic eased and saw over 10,000 new people sign up for our weekly Health Walks.

“We awarded over £7m in grants through our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme which supports organisations and groups in Scotland make travel choices that are better for their health and the environment.

“It was also great to see families and community groups get involved in our Community Paths work which branched out into helping people connect with the natural world.

"This last year has seen a lot of change at Paths for All, and I am glad to say we are in a more settled place. We are looking forward delivering our vision and mission, extending our programme delivery for a happier, healthier and greener Scotland.”

At our AGM we were delighted to welcome two new Directors to our Board, Jess Pepper and Irene Beautyman.

Jess, who is currently External Affairs Manager at Transform Scotland brings a wealth of understanding of the transport, active and sustainable travel and climate change topics. 

Irene Beautyman, brings expertise in policy and action through her experience as Place & Wellbeing Partnership Lead at Public Health Scotland and the Improvement Service.

As we welcomed new members to our board, we also thank one of our Directors, Anne Gray who leaves the board after 9 years. Anne has made a huge contribution to the development and management of Paths for All since 2013. We thank Anne for sharing her time and expertise with us over a period where the organisation has flourished.