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Ready to make history?

Are you currently staying in Edinburgh or the Lothians? Have you lived through the lockdown here? Whether you were born and raised here, or elsewhere in Scotland or the world, we’d love to hear about your experiences!  You are 5 steps away from making history!

Step 1: Create your video or audio diary!

This is the fun part! Grab your camera, your phone or whatever device you want to use, and tell us all about your lockdown experiences. Here’s a few ideas of things you could talk about:

  • How has your life changed during lockdown?
  • What was a typical day like before lockdown, and what’s it like now?
  • What’s been the hardest part for you during lockdown?
  • Have you learned any new skills or taken up any new hobbies?
  • Have you been working from home? Has it been challenging?
  • Have there been any bright spots about the lockdown?
  • Who are you in lockdown with, and how are they doing?

You don’t have to mention all of these, or talk about the whole lockdown, just the thing(s) that are important to you! Also, your recording can be in any language

And, if you want to include other people in your household in your recording, or they want to send us their own recordings, this is also totally fine! There are a few extra things to think about if getting more people involved though, so do have a look at our FAQ page first!

For more tips on making your recording, click here! 
 

Step 2: Give us permission to use your data

Complete a short consent form, telling us how you’d like your data to be used. Remember: unless otherwise stated, your contributions will remain totally private and anonymous. We will only ever identify you if you give us explicit consent to do so. (See “What will happen to the information I give you?” on our FAQ page).

To take part, you have to be over 16 and able to give your own consent. If you are under 16, or unable to give your own consent, you can take part, as long as someone can consent on your behalf! 

Step 3: Upload your video/audio diary

Once you’ve made your recording and are happy with it, you can upload it to our website here

Note: Only use this for your first upload(s). If you want to send us further recordings later, please get in touch by e-mail instead.

Step 4: Complete our survey

After you’ve uploaded your video, we will ask you a few questions to help us better understand your experiences. It should take about 20 minutes to complete

Step 5: Tell us how you'd like to use your £15

You’re almost done! As a thank you, we’d like to offer you £15, which you can choose to receive directly via bank transfer, or as a voucher for a local business of your choice. Alternatively, you can choose for us to donate the £15 to support the work of your favourite charity. 

And that's it! Congratulations - you've just made history!