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A POPULAR open air web site run by a Highland-based duo bagged an award on the Scottish Strolling Awards.
Walkhighlands took dwelling the title of Scotland’s Enterprise Strolling Champion after the launch of the beta model of their new app.
Over 44,000 individuals have downloaded and used the beta model of the Walkhighlands app, which launches formally this week. The app allows the routes and mapping from the Walkhighlands web site to be downloaded to be used when offline, comparable to when you don’t have any cellphone sign.
Web site co-founder Helen Webster, who runs the positioning with husband Paul, stated: “Our personal lives have been immeasurably enriched and remodeled by strolling. We wish everybody to have the ability to get pleasure from the identical advantages we do, for each their bodily and psychological well being.
“Walkhighlands mission is to supply well-researched data on routes in each a part of Scotland and the brand new app allows individuals to avoid wasting each our route descriptions and detailed GPS mapping, utterly freed from cost, on their telephones.”
“We’re thrilled to have received this award; the truth that the nomination got here from members of the general public makes it much more particular,” stated Paul. “We hope that the app will assist individuals uncover new locations to get open air, whether or not it’s close to their properties or when travelling in all corners of the nation.”
The Scottish Strolling Awards are held each two years and showcase work taking place in Scotland to assist enhance strolling and wheeling. They’re run by strolling charities Paths for All, Dwelling Streets Scotland and Ramblers Scotland and intention to recognise individuals, companies and organisations who’re serving to Scotland to change into a strolling nation.
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The app shouldn’t be listed in app shops however solely accessible from the Walkhighlands web site.
Walkhighlands was based in 2006 and relies within the Cairngorms Nationwide Park and now could be Scotland’s busiest open air web site and has over 1,000,000 visits every month.
Walks are all individually written particularly for the positioning and customers can then contribute their very own accounts and experiences on the routes.
The location is funded by a mixture of promoting for native companies, and donations from customers who wish to see it proceed as a universally accessible useful resource.
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