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Lothian Lockdown: The Lothian Diary Project

Lockdown Map

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The Lothian Diary Project Map of Lockdown

Government restrictions have meant many changes to our normal day-to-day lifestyles. For many of us, this has meant that the places that we often go to for work, study or leisure have changed, and, perhaps that we’ve spent a lot our time in other places. 

With our Map of Lockdown, we want to capture and illustrate the places that, during the lockdown, have been of some significance to you. These may be places that are inaccessible to you now, or that you miss, or they may be places that represent a new pastime or activity that you have taken up since the pandemic began. They might be places that you only discovered in the last few months, or they might be places that you find yourself going fairly often – perhaps during your lockdown exercise periods, or to beat the monotony of staying at home!

Why not join in? Tell us about which places were significant to you during lockdown!

The Lockdown Map is one of many activities supported by Being Human: A Festival for the Humanities! If you take part, do tag the festival on social media (@BeingHumanFest) and use the hashtag #BeingHuman2020!


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How to use the Map

To add your own pin to the map, follow these steps:

  1. Press the pink circle “+” icon in the top right of the map. 
  2. Type in the name of a location, and select the correct one from the list that appears.
  3. A pin will appear. You can then add a picture (either one you have taken, or one from a public domain website like Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, Unsplash or Pexels). Use the upload button to do this.
  4. Then, in the space that says “Write something…”, tell us why this location is of significance to you!

I found lovely [parks] in Water of Leith walks, lakes that I've never seen before in Holyrood Park. And for the first time since I arrived, I really felt part of this place. [Without lockdown] I wouldn't have a chance to really experience Edinburgh, and feel like this place is also mine.