'My doctor prescribed rambling for lockdown anxiety'


An Edinburgh widower who was เล่น slotxo ผ่านเว็บ struggling with mental health issues due to the isolation of lockdown has walked 2,000 miles in a year after his doctor prescribed that he join the Ramblers.

Jim Snodgrass, 84, from South Queensferry, said he was expecting to receive medication for his anxiety.

But instead all he was given was the Ramblers' phone number.

Dr Victor Jack said he recognised that Jim needed "social connection" not pills.

Jim, whose wife Sheila died six years ago, said he broke down during the first Covid lockdown in March 2020.

The grandfather-of-two said: "I was not feeling good as I was bothered with my nerves so I called the doctor and that's when I burst into tears on the phone to the receptionist.

"She was so nice to me and got the doctor to call me.

"I was surprised when he didn't give me any pills and instead gave me the number for the Ramblers."

Jim said members of the Ramblers met him for socially distanced walks.

During lockdown doctors could give exemptions to people who lived on their own to meet one other person outside. Then last summer people were allowed to meet in groups to walk.

Currently groups of 15 people are allowed to meet outside.