Walking toward recovery

Recovery Walk in Edinburgh organised by Scottish Recovery Consortium and attended by 50 people from Fife.
Recovery Walk in Edinburgh organised by Scottish Recovery Consortium and attended by 50 people from Fife.

Staff and volunteers from organisations across Fife took part in a special walk at the weekend which celebrates the recovery movement across Scotland.

A group of 50 people travelled from Fife to the centre of Edinburgh for the two hour event along the length of the Royal Mile, joining over 500 others from around the country.

This is the second annual Recovery Walk event organised by the Scottish Recovery Consortium.

Last year’s innaugral event took place across the Forth Road Bridge and attracted over 900 supporters of the movement, alongwith those in and after rceovery and their friends and family.

There were representatives from FIRST (Fife Intensive Rehabilitation and Substance MisuseTeam) SMART Recovery, Restoration Fife and Focus on Recovery who all attended and took part in the walk.

Colin Orr from FIRST said: “As well as the walk, there were guest speakers on too, people who were telling their life stories of overcoming addiction.

“This event is important for people in recovery because it gives them that feeling of reclaiming their lives, they are able to tell the world ‘Life is good’ and they can be an inspiration to others that life can be happy and you can be free of addiction.”