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Lothian Lockdown

Investigating how the Covid-19 lockdown is
changing the lives of people in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Covid-19 has changed life as we know it... 

We’ve all had to adapt to changes in our day-to-day lives. Some changes have been more difficult than others, and affect each of us in different ways. The Lothian Diary Project is investigating how Covid-19 has affected all of us here in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

We want to know how your life has changed: your daily routine, the way you work and communicate with people, and how you’ve been coping during these challenging times.

Unlike other studies, we’d like to hear your story in a direct and personal way: through an audio or video diary, followed by a survey. In thanks, we will pay you £15 or make a donation to your favourite charity.

Your contribution will aid us in helping Lothian community members, researchers and policy makers (including the Scottish Parliament) make sense of the experience in the short and long term.

We are also working with our partners at Museum and Galleries Edinburgh to archive the diaries we receive. Your voice could tell future generations can what it was like to live through this global pandemic.

We want to know how your life has changed: your daily routine, the way you work and communicate with people, and how you've been coping during these challenging times.

Stockbridge, Edinburgh

See some example video diaries:

19 May 2020 – In this example video diary, Stephen tells us about his experiences with face masks during the pandemic.

19 May 2020 – In this example video diary, Isla (P3) tells us about her experiences being at home under lockdown. This video is in Gaelic with English subtitles.