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Covid Archive Project (Scotland) – share your stories from the Coronavirus Crisis

We are certainly living through an extremely strange time & at the start of this crisis had no idea how the Coronavirus would impact on all our lives!


As a Genealogist & Historian social history is a big part of my job & being honest it is something that fascinates me! I often wish that I could transport myself back in time to live a day in the life of my Ancestors.

Social History is so important as it tells us about how people lived; what events impacted on their lives & often what horrors they had to go through.


Coronavirus in many ways is reminiscent of the Spanish Flu of over 100 years ago. The Spanish Flu is said to have killed 50 million people though further studies put this figure as closer to 100 million. Yet it was not covered by the media in the way that you might have expected! So many lives had been lost during the Great War that it was felt by the public & authorities that the country could take no more trauma, the result being an unnatural silence.


As we all progress through this current crisis it does make you wonder how our own crisis will be portrayed in the generations to come, that is why the Covid Archive Project is so important.

If you spent time in Scotland during the crisis, we want you to tell us about your experiences, this could be through the sights, sounds, testimonies, thoughts, feelings & even oddities you have come up against throughout this crisis.


Anyone living in Scotland is welcome to submit images, audio recordings, short videos, drawings, writings, newspaper cuttings & anything else that you feel not only represents your own experience but would make an interesting addition to the Archive for future Generations.


We would welcome group submissions on behalf of your School, Organisation or Business relating to how the crisis has impacted on your business or group & what adjustments had to be made. We would even be happy to promote you via our Facebook group or within future talks with community groups relating to the project.


Submissions could include experiences relating to home schooling, daily exercise, empty streets or supermarket shelves, queues at shops, working from home, working to keep the country going, being separated from friend or family, new hobbies or pastimes, NHS work, volunteering or something else…the list is endless & it is open to your own interpretation, every story is different so feel free to tell your story how 'YOU' see it.


I am sure that most of us already have media on our phones or social media accounts already that would make a suitable contribution to the project!

On completion of this project the Collection will be handed over to an Archive or Museum on the agreement that the project will be closed for a period of 40 years so who knows perhaps your Children or Grandchildren will be able to view the collection in the years to come & will get an idea of what we are all experiencing at this current time.


To get involved & find out more about this worthwhile project please visit the ‘Covid Archive Project’ webpage. A flyer is available on the project webpage which can be downloaded & displayed in your premises or shared with family & friends.

Visit the Covid Archive Projects Webpage

You are also free as an individual, business or group to join our Facebook Group to discuss the project & chat with others about your experiences.

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