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Covid-19 Collecting Project

Covid-19 Collecting Project

Clackmannanshire’s Experience

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives, both locally and globally. It is now over a year since the first full UK lockdown and this last year has been a strange experience for all of us. We have had to adapt to new ways of living, working and learning.

Clackmannanshire Archives & Local History Service would like to collect and preserve a record of Clackmannanshire’s experience of this time, to provide future generations with an insight into how we coped with and were affected by the pandemic.  

Here are some examples of the paper-based or digital material that we would be interested in collecting:

  • Diaries of everyday life over the last year – your lockdown routine or lack of routine.
  • Thoughts on what you miss and what you don’t miss about ‘normal’ life.
  • Timetables you have set out for home-schooling.
  • Rainbow pictures you have had in your window.
  • Government leaflets about the pandemic, leaflets or posters from community groups offering help or support.
  • Photos of life during lockdown, for example social distancing measures, queues for shops, clapping for carers on a Thursday night, key workers, home-schooling, working from home, Zoom meetings, communities helping each other out.

How will this material be collected?

Physical items can be handed in to library branches. Digital items can be emailed to archives@clacks.gov.uk.

What happens to the material you donate?

Physical items will be kept in Clackmannanshire’s secure archive store in the Speirs Centre, Alloa. Digital items will be securely stored in the Council’s computer systems.

You will be asked to sign a donation form for our records but your personal details will not be shared with anyone else.

The items you donate will be listed and catalogued, and eventually made available to the public as a record of how Clackmannanshire coped with and was affected by the pandemic.

Closure periods for privacy and data protection can be placed on items with any personal details or photos where people can be identified.

More information

For further information or if you have any questions about the Covid-19 Collecting Project, please contact us using the details below.  

For Further Information Contact

Archives and Records Management Officer, Library Services
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
Tel: 01259 452272 / 450000
Email: