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Recovery Walk Scotland 2018: Info

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
Amelia Earhart


Recovery Walk Scotland 2018: Glasgow

Registration is now closed. 

You can find all relevant information about RWS 2018 below.

You can also follow us on social media (links below)

Everyone is welcome; people in recovery, friends, families, treatment providers, supporters and next-door neighbours.

The whole event is an opportunity for everyone to feel and see the benefits that recovery from addiction and mental health brings to Scotland.


Important Information

Recovery Walk Scotland will take place in Glasgow on Saturday the 15th Setember 2018.

The event starts promptly at 10:30 am - please allow sufficient time for arrival

10:30 am - Roses in the Clyde Memorial @ Glasgow Green - Viewing Platform

11:30 am - Recovery Walk Scotland - Starts & Ends @ Glasgow Green

12:45 pm - Recovery Festival & Village @ Glasgow Green


Further information will be sent to those who have registered.

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing - walk is approx. 3 miles

Please bring a picnic - covered tables and seating providedin case of inclement weather

Free Tea & Coffee provided by Rapid Relief Team & Salvation Army


Loki - Rapper, Author & Activist

Kuladharini - CEO of Scottish Recovery Consortium

Jardine Simpson - Chair of Recovery Walk Scotland Council

Recovery Walk Scotland Glasgow Host Group

Suzanne Bains - You Matter Always - Community & Online Activist

Live Music

Those Scottish Campers

The Well Happy Band

Fool On


Follow Recovery Walk Scotland on our social media channels:

  Facebook - Recovery Walk Scotland

  Twitter - Recovery Walk Scotland 

  Instagram - Recovery Walk Scotland


Basic Facts

Recovery Walk Scotland is the largest recovery event in Scotland and has been held every year since 2013. The event is comprised of three parts: Roses in the River Memorial at Glasgow Green, Recovery Walk Scotland procession through the city centre and a Recovery Festival and Village on the green.

For the first time in Scotland, the recovery from addiction movement and the mental health recovery movement will hold a joint recovery walk.

Kuladharini, Chief Executive of the Scottish Recovery Consortium said, "What unites the addiction and mental health recovery movements is much greater than any details that may divide us. It has long been evident to us in the addiction recovery movement that we are on the same journey as our brothers and sisters in recovery from mental distress. Our collective distress expressed in mental distress, addiction, obesity, smoking and violence have many of the same roots. Its is time we make common cause - Recovery Walk Scotland is a perfect vehicle for us to know and love each other better."

Recovery Walk Scotland is supported by many hundreds of organisations and community groups. Last year 2000 people took part in Recovery Walk Scotland in Dundee. Scotland’s prisons supported the walk by hosting recovery walks within Scotland’s jails the day before. Last year 12 out of 15 of Scotland’s prisons held a recovery walk, with a total of 550 prisoners and staff in attendance. 

The Scottish Recovery Consortium founded the Scottish event in 2013 after the experience of co-hosting the UK recovery walk in Glasgow in 2010. Recovery walk Scotland is now organised and led by a council of Recovery activists from all over the country and the host city. The SRC provides full time staff support to the Recovery Walk Scotland council.

Click here to see last years Recovery Walk Scotland in Dundee.

For the full report click here.

Recovery Walk Scotland - A potted history

Click here to read about the development of Recovery Walk Scotland.