AN INITIATIVE to create a memorial to reflect the experiences of the coronavirus pandemic will reveal its latest step on Friday.

Remembering Together is a national project that seeks to give each of Scotland’s 32 local authorities the chance to reflect their unique experiences of the pandemic with the help of commissioned artists and creative organisations.

Over the past year, Greenspace Scotland in collaboration with East Lothian Council Arts Service has embarked on an extensive process of co-creation with the wider East Lothian community to create a memorial that authentically reflects the experiences of residents, and creates a lasting space of gathering for future generations.

A drop-in session takes place at Haddington’s John Gray Centre from noon to 5pm on Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

As part of the project, a digital archive has been created to cement the legacy of the project for participants as well as create a valuable resource for future generations.

It will be launched over two days at the Haddington venue - including digital images, newsletters, journal entries, artefacts, books, artwork and audio recordings of lived experiences of lockdown from members of the community.

A spokesperson for the scheme said: “The archive shines a spotlight on the ordinary people who shared their personal experiences during an extraordinary time, how they came together in a time of crisis and persevered.

“Residents are invited to drop in and listen to amazing stories, enjoy refreshments and provide feedback to the team.”