80-year-old Terry McTaggart has been leading Health Walks since 2003

The long serving volunteer with Bums off Seats, in Fife, won our Health Walk Volunteer of the Year.

Health Walk Volunteer of the Year - Terry McTaggart (red jacket centre) with Bums off Seats has been leading Health Walks since 2003

Terry leads three walks each week in the Leven community and isn’t slowing down.

She said:

When I joined the Bums off Seats group around 18 years ago I went to keep myself fit, but I have made true friends for life.

It is just a real joy to get out each week and lead the walks.

I lead the shorter walks now as I can’t do the longer routes anymore. It’s brilliant to see some of the walkers who improve each week. 

When we couldn’t get out walking together because of Covid, you realise just how much you enjoy the companionship.

I was in shock when I found out I won this award. I walk because I enjoy it, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get recognised in this way. I’m very humbled to have won and I aim to keep walking for as long as I can.

Watch terry's video below.

Find out more about Scottish Health Walk Network member  Bums Off Seats and their network of Health Walks, Dementia Friendly Health Walks and Strength and Balance exercises across Scotland on our website.

Terry was among 11 winners at Paths for All's 12th annual Volunteers Awards. You can find out about the rest of the winners here.