Families rack up 44,000 miles across Stranraer

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Adults and children across Stranraer have collectively racked up more than 44,000 miles taking part in a new health and fitness initiative.

'Beat the Streets' is encouraging people of all ages to exercise and have fun as a community.

There's checkpoints dotted around the town, where people can log their walks, runs and cycle journeys as they go - earning points for their teams.

The idea was first trialled last year in Scotland. 39% of people in Annan took part, with around 35% of people of Dalbeattie.

Organisers say the scheme is already proving popular in Stranraer, with one in three people joining the scheme. And teachers say it has helped kids develop physically and socially, and as members of their local community:

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