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Covid-19 - Clackmannanshire's Experience

Published on:


June 2021

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

Clackmannanshire Council’s 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, eg social distancing measures, wearing masks, queues for shops, clapping for keyworkers on a Thursday night, home-schooling, working from home, Zoom meetings, communities helping each other out.

Physical items can be handed in to library branches and digital items can be emailed to

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.

Spokesperson for Partnership & Third Sector Councillor Helen Lewis said: “It’s important that we keep a record of how Clackmannanshire coped with and was affected by the pandemic which is why we’ve established this Covid-19 Collecting Project. I’m encouraging as many local groups and individuals to take part as possible.”

For further information or if you have any questions about the Covid-19 Collecting Project, please contact the Archives & Records Management Officer by emailing or telephoning 01259 452272.