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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

The Daily Mile

What is The Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is an initiative that encourages people to walk or run for 15 minutes every day to improve their physical, social, emotional and mental health.

Following on from the huge success of the Daily Mile in Scotland’s schools, NHSGGC has teamed up with the Scottish Government to make Scotland a ‘Daily Mile Nation.’

Why is it worth doing?

  • Easy and accessible way to get more active (you don't need any special kit!)
  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Socialise with your colleagues
  • Easy to fit in to your day (on average it takes around 15-20 minutes to walk a mile.)

Get involved, feel MILES better.

Why not commit to getting more active and feeling the benefits? Pledge to try and walk or run your Daily Mile five times a week. Each month we will get in touch with everyone who pledges to find out how you’ve got on / how we can help you to do more. 

To pledge to walk / run your Daily Mile five times a week enter your email address below and tell us what you hope to get out of doing The Daily Mile!*

* By pledging you are opting in to having your information stored securely by the Health Improvement team in NHSGGC and to being contacted by email about The Daily Mile and other Active Staff activities. Your information will not be shared with any other parties.

Need some help getting started?

To help you take the first step on your Daily Mile we've produced leaflets for all our main hospital sites. These leaflets contain maps with points of interest around the sites that could be visited within a 15-20 minute walk. Click on the relevant link below to get started or look out for the leaflets around your site.

Gartnavel Hospitals

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Leverndale Hospital

New Victoria Hospital

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Stobhill Hospital

Vale of Leven Hospital

West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital


Log your miles and travel the world (virtually!)

We've set up a group with our friends at World Walking where we'll be tracking our miles and seeing what destinations we can (virtually) reach. To join the group for free and add your miles to the total visit


To find out more about the Daily Mile visit


The Daily Mile Logo and 'The Daily Mile' name are trademarks belonging to The Daily Mile Foundation, Hawkslease,
Chapel Lane, Lyndhurst. U.K. and are reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.

Number of staff pledging to do The Daily Mile so far:


Last Updated: 22 February 2021