Doctors should be able to prescribe gym memberships as part of a drive to get Scots more active, says the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader.
Willie Rennie is to lay out his plans to boost the health of the nation as he tackles a climbing wall in Fife. The North East Fife candidate wants to extend the rights of GPs to prescribe physical activities and says he will use sugar tax proceeds to increase investment in sport participation.
Mr Rennie, who is due at Fordell Firs National Scout Activity Centre in Hillend today, said: “Helping people get active can make a huge difference to their physical and mental well-being. It is right that we give doctors the tools they need to help people who are struggling to exercise or try new things. Getting Scotland active must be a priority for the next Scottish Government.”
He added: “Liberal Democrats will also ensure that the full proceeds of the new sugar tax are used to boost participation in sport and physical activity.”