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The Embark Project was recently delighted to be joined by Alasdair Allan MSP, for their weekly community group walk.

The group set off from The Embark Project bike sheds, next to Stornoway Golf Club and headed out to Cuddy Point.

The Embark Project is delivered by Volunteering Hebrides and offers various, mixed ability, community events. They aim to increase participants’ wellbeing, build confidence, and support people to feel part of their community by offering enjoyable events for free, with great social and physical benefits.

Embark offers two routes for participants on the day of their group walk – a shorter route along to Cuddy Point and longer route that ventures into the woodlands, alongside the castle and back to their bike sheds; each of their groups are led by trained volunteer walk leaders.

Alasdair joined us for the whole route and chatted to all of the participants – everybody had a good laugh and nice conversation along the way. The group took in the sights across a misty Stornoway Harbour, walked on winding woodland trails, strolled in the splendor of the sunken garden and enjoyed the views from Lews Castle.

“We also made some new friends on our journey, when we met with the Gruffalo and his gang hiding in the woods!

“On returning to The Embark bike sheds we had the opportunity to talk to Alasdair about our other community projects, including our Community Cycling Group which takes places every other Saturday, also in the Castle Grounds.

“We have a fantastic fleet of electric bikes including an e-tandem bike, which Alasdair was happy to take out for a quick spin!”

“We would like to thank Alasdair for joining us, all of our participants had a great time, and we would be delighted to have Alasdair join us again at our future community events.

“We would also like to thank our wonderful participants and kind volunteers for their continued support of The Embark Project.”

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