The Lothian Diary Project - Sep 2022



The Lothian Diary Project consists of 195 audio/video recordings collected between May 2020 and July 2021 from residents of Edinburgh and the Lothian counties in Scotland. The diaries comprise self-recorded monologues or semi-structured interviews in which participants discuss their experiences during different stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recordings were uploaded to an online survey that also collected consent, demographic information, and opinion regarding Covid-related policies.

This archive contains all Lothian Diaries with maximum sharing consent (internet, TV, radio etc.) submitted to The Lothian Diary Project after 4 October 2020. There are 44 diaries submitted by participants who agree for their names to be made public (in folder 'Name_Public') and 42 by participants who would like to remain anonymous (in folder 'Anon_Public'). Some recordings were submitted in several parts.

All diaries are identified by a unique participant ID (number). Diaries are stored in WAV format (audio) or MP4 format (video) and time-aligned transcriptions are stored in tab-delimited plain text files. All transcriptions were auto-generated and have been hand-corrected.
Date made available8 Sept 2023
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverageMay 2020 - Jul 2021
Geographical coverageLothian,Edinburgh,UK,UNITED KINGDOM

Cite this