Loch-down: Connecting to Scotland Through Objects of Memory
This page is a record of how people stayed connected to Scotland when they were unable to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Research Centre for Scottish Studies at SFU invites you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share images of any material object that played a part in helping you stay connected with friends and family back in Scotland during this time. It could be a book (of Burns's poetry?), a photograph (of your grandparents or your trip to the Trossachs?), an article of clothing (your favourite kilt or tartan scarf?), or a trophy from the Highland Games? Feel free to tell us a bit about the item as well. In times of crisis, it's often the objects that surround us that provide us with special memories of the past and offer us hope for future meetings. They will be curated on this page as a record of what is important to our community about their Scottish connections—as well as a hopeful message of the continuing importance of Scottish cultural memory in B.C.
(Please let us know if you would rather have your image and story posted anonymously, and please, no images of children—unless historical photos.)