Fun for Lockdown

The coronavirus has changed how we live and forced us into lockdown, but that does not mean we stop playing. Here, we feature great ways to keep active and have fun during the coronavirus lockdown – sport and fun should always go hand in hand. So give these ideas a try and let us know which ones you like. Send your videos to: david@oss.scot.

There is no stopping Jenny Hastings and her family as they get their Edinburgh street moving every day during lockdown. Thanks to all who have sent us videos of Jenny, Kerry-Anne and Scott, and to Jenny Love and BBC Scotland for this great coverage. Fantastic Jenny – we’re right behind you … albeit in the distance!

Here are some of the enthusiastic army of Active Schools coordinators sharing games for everyone to have a go – which Active Character are you?

One of our most enthusiastic OSS Supporters is John Collins, who started out in Galashiels and played for Hutchison Vale Boys Club, Celtic, Monaco, Everton and Fulham – and won 58 caps for Scotland, memorably scoring our last goal in a World Cup Finals, against Brazil in 1998. With the help of his daughter Hannah, he has come up with some skills for you to practise – open to all ages!

But what about our tennis champion Jamie Murray and his footballing skills? He shares a variety of skills from football to tennis, for all abilities. The other ‘two’ Murray brothers are also giving the lockdown lark a go…

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Here are some great basic tennis tips for the youngsters from top tennis coach Kris Soutar – in his living room!

And the McKerrachers show us is not’s just little ones that can enjoy lockdown tennis…

Time for hockey? Scott and Megan from Peebles have set up a cracking skills course – what obstacles can you find?

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Boccia is truly a game for all … what do you mean you haven’t tried it? Now is the time…


In the rugby world, we are in awe of the skills and presentation of budding coaches Sam and Callum of Loch Lomond RFC Juniors. Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has been re-tweeting and even Glasgow Warriors and Scotland scrum-half George Horne has taken up their challenges – handset some of big own! Thanks boys for keeping us going.