Parkinson's Active

We've launched Parkinson's Active, a 3 year project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund to develop a Parkinson's physical activity network in Scotland.

Being active is important for everyone.  And if you have Parkinson's it can help manage your symptoms, improve your mood and make everyday movements a little easier.  The more physically active you are the easier it is to live well with Parkinson's. 

So we've launched Parkinson's Active, the first Parkinson’s Scotland physical activity network. From local physical activity opportunities for people with Parkinson’s to resources for professionals. We've got everything you need.

Thanks to our partners at Live Active and NHS Tayside Parkinson's Nurse and Physiotherapy Team, Parkinson's Active has helped people with Parkinson's in Perth manage their Parkinson's through physical activity and exercise. Hear how Parkinson's specific exercise has benefited them.

    Parkinson's Active Partnerships

    Parkinson’s Active is currently working in partnership with leisure trusts across Scotland to deliver a variety of classes online and in-person, specifically for people with Parkinson’s. We're working with:

    Parkinson's and physical activity

    One of the biggest challenges to physical activity is knowing where to start, what type of activity is best and where you can access it.

    We've put together some resources and guidance so that you can find the right exercise and support for you, whatever your ability.

    Support for activity providers and health professionals

    In Scotland, we want activity providers and health professionals to feel confident in supporting people with Parkinson's. We have a number of resources to help:

    • Join the Parkinson’s Physical Activity Scotland Network to keep up to date with workshops and guidance.  
    • Sign up to the Exercise Considerations for Parkinson’s workshop. 
    • Find out about our Parkinson's: Physical Activity & Exercise module below.

    For more information on these resources, email

    Parkinson's UK in Scotland

    We're here for people with Parkinson's, families, friends and carers in Scotland. Find local support and resources for living with Parkinson's.