Aberdeen’s Gordon Smith lost weight and made new friends thanks to walking.
Gordon (67) has been walking with Peterculter Walking Group for almost five years.
After hearing about the health walks in his area, he decided to go along and knew instantly that he wanted to walk with the group again.
He said: “I was inactive before and wanted to join a walking group.
“They were a really friendly group; it was good to meet people.
“Since starting over four years ago, I have gone most weeks. It’s been very good for me, especially because I was trying to lose some weight.
“I stopped smoking and since I stopped I had put on some weight so the walking has helped with that.
“I never used to do these things, but I do really enjoy the walking group and the people.
“I’ve made friends.”