Connect with nature

Scotland People and Nature Survey: under-represented groups



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Connect with nature

Families / residential, Individuals, Leisure & recreation / tourism, Countryside / Rural

This summary report is one of a series describing how people in Scotland use, value and enjoy the natural environment. It focuses on the population groups that are under-represented in outdoor recreation, including older people; less affluent people; those living with a long-term illness, health problem or disability; people with self-reported bad health; and members of the BME population.
Enjoyment of the outdoors, including greenspaces in towns and cities, the countryside around urban areas and more remote and wild areas of land and water, can help provide many social, environmental and economic benefits.

Key statistics

A quarter of adults in Scotland
state that their ability to participate in outdoor recreation is limited by a long-term illness, health problem or disability
People in the 15% most deprived areas
are significantly less likely to participate in outdoor recreation
Adults with a long-term limiting illness
are less likely than average to participate in outdoor recreation
Some population groups are under-represented in terms of their participation in outdoor recreation.

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