How to live an active life on Bute - even with health problems

Visitors to a 'tea party' at the Moat Community Centre in Rothesay try out a game of boccia. The event, held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, was organised to promote the range of activities on Bute to help island residents with long-term health conditions lead an active life in the community.

Visitors to a 'tea party' at the Moat Community Centre in Rothesay try out a game of boccia. The event, held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, was organised to promote the range of activities on Bute to help island residents with long-term health conditions lead an active life in the community.

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Bute residents with a chronic illness or long term condition were given the chance to find out more about how they can still lead an active life in the community at an open event in Rothesay this week.

The fair, at the Moat Community Centre, was attended by a wide range of local activity and support groups, including Arthritis UK, NHS Highland’s Living It Up project and local arts and crafts groups.

There was even a chance to try out the game of boccia, a precision ball sport related to bowls and petanque but designed to be played while sitting down.

The event was jointly organised by the groups involved in the Let’s Get On With It Together network, a project set up to help people with long term health conditions get access to the knowledge and skills needed to help them decide how to manage their condition and their life.

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