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Lothian Lockdown: The Lothian Diary Project

Remember when we couldn’t go outside more than once a day?

Remember when we stood in long queues, 2 metres apart, to go in a shop?

Remember when key workers still had to go into work when everyone else was at home?

The first COVID-19 lockdown.

We were in the same storm, but in different boats 

(as one of the Lothian Diary Project contributors put it).

This is your chance learn about all the different boats: 

big or small, thick or thin, sinking or sturdy.

Join us: “Close to Home: Reflections on Lockdown in the Lothians”

“Close to Home: Reflections on Lockdown in the Lothians” will be at InSpace from 12noon to 5pm on 23rd November 2022 and 26th to 28th November 2022InSpace is located at 1 Crichton St, Newington, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, on the University of Edinburgh campus, near George Square.

The exhibit will showcase a range of audio and video contributions to the Lothian Diaries Project, giving us a chance to stop and to reflect on all the different ways we experienced the COVID-19 lockdowns across our community.

Children and Young People are especially welcome. Children in P4 and older can participate in a Young Researchers training session, learning about data collection and research ethics, and earning a certificate. Visitors of all ages can take part in arts and crafts, browse our Parliamentary Reports, and chat with Lothian Diary Project staff about what we learned in our research.


The exhibition is free and open to everyone, and there will be biscuits and cake every day! Please come along and bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you.



picture taken at the Leith Police Box