North Ayrshire players in the Beat the Street Active Nation game can clock up double points this week by walking or cycling to work or school rather than taking the car.

All Beat Boxes will be giving out double points from 7am-9am and 3pm-6pm each weekday up to and including March 5.

So far, 8,843 participants have signed up and have together walked, cycled, run, scooted and wheeled more than 50,000 miles across the game area.

Taking place until March 27, Beat the Street is transforming the Three Towns, the Garnock Valley and Arran, as well as parts of Argyll and Bute, into a real-life game to help people discover the joy of active travel, and there’s still time to take part and win prizes.

There are total and average points leaderboards for schools, community teams and charities with vouchers for the teams that travel the furthest.

Currently, Stanley Primary School is at the top of the total combined points leaderboard for North Ayrshire and Argyll and Bute, with St Anthony’s Primary School in second place and Dalintober Primary in Kintyre in third.

Beat the Street Active Nation is delivered by Intelligent Health in partnership with North Ayrshire Council, and Argyll and Bute Council. It is funded by Paths for All's Active Nation Fund.

Councillor Tony Gurney, North Ayrshire Council's cabinet member for green environment and economy, said: “Well done again to everyone who is taking part in the Beat the Street Active Nation. 

"It’s great to see people of all ages making the most of the game while it’s here to help them get used to replacing the car with active travel for shorter journeys.

"We’re receiving lots of positive feedback from participants who have got in touch to let us know how fun it can be making those first small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.”

More information is available at and on social media at @BTSActiveNation.