Hunt treasure this summer at local landmarks

Published: Thursday 17 June 2021

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A Treasure Trail App game has been launched to offer summer fun in the area around Strathclyde Park.

The App is being launched jointly by South and North Lanarkshire Councils today (Thursday, 17 June) on National Clean Air Day.

After downloading the App, users will follow a trail on their phone, answering questions at landmarks around the Hamilton Palace Grounds and Strathclyde Country Park. Once all 13 questions have been answered, participants will submit their entry on the App.

All entries will be entered into a prize draw where five winners will be selected at random and to each win £100 in gift vouchers for the local Halfords store.

Funding for the project has come from Scottish Government Air Quality Action Plan funding to encourage more sustainable forms of transport in an effort to improve local air quality in our towns and communities.

Councillor John Anderson, Chair of Community and Enterprise Resources, said: “We want to encourage more walking, cycling, wheeling and scooting for fun in the hope that this will transcend into everyday journeys as people are reminded how much they enjoy it.

“The game phase for the App will run over the summer holidays and will finish on 31 August, meaning that everyone, young and old, can enjoy taking part right through the summer holidays.

“I would encourage everyone to download the App WALKCYCLE4AIR free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play and throw themselves into some happy treasure-trailing!”

Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events and reaching millions more through the media.

Led by Global Action Plan, a charity working for a green and thriving planet where people enjoy their lives within the Earth's resources, Clean Air Day brings together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector to:

  • improve public understanding of air pollution
  • build awareness of how air pollution affects our health
  • explain the easy actions we can all do to tackle air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health.
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