A popular sporting festival designed to get older adults active got off to a flying start this Wednesday. 

Now in it’s 9th year, Aberdeen’s Golden Games which is delivered by the Active Aberdeen Partnership (AAP), launched it’s nine day programme of events with a Multi Activity Day at Aberdeen Sports Village.

The Multi Activity Day gave participants the platform to to try their hand at a wide variety of sports, games and activities which aimed to provide a  small taster of what to expect from the diverse programming offered throughout the wider Golden Games festival.

Activities on the day included walking hockey, touch rugby, pilates as well as a walking challenge as part of the Big Fit Walk, where participants, chose the distance and took off in the overcast weather for a brisk stroll.

Alistair Robertson, spokesman for the Active Aberdeen Partnership, said:

“On behalf of the Active Aberdeen Partnership, I would like to thank each and every one of the ambassadors and organisations who support the initiative, for their part in bringing the citywide games to life.

“The Golden Games continues to grow year on year and the opening event never fails to showcase the eagerness amongst the older adult community to get out and try something new.

“This year’s programme is as varied as ever and we really cannot wait to see where it goes next.”