Scotland's Covid Memorial memorial will honour lost loved ones and recognise the impact of the pandemic, helping us to shape a culture of recuperation. During summer 2021 we are preparing  the final concept for the memorial– an artwork in Pollok Country Park, online publication, and installations at satellite venues across Scotland –which will be confirmed in the Autumn. 

From July,we  are offering workshops to communities affected by Covid. These informal gatherings include online meetings and socially distanced events. 

You are invited to contribute your memories as an ‘I remember’ written text, whether you wish to remember a loved one who died, or contribute to a collective record of the pandemic. We have adopted ‘I remember’ as a shared form to create a national record of remembrance, recognising the cultural and political significance of the past year, and its ongoing repercussions. The ‘I remember’ form was first devised by Joe Brainard; examples of the ‘I remember’ produced for the memorial project are here:  
Excerpt from I Remember 1 
Excerpt from I Remember 2
Excerpt from I Remember, read by Joe Brainard

If you wish to take part at this stage, then contact Alec using the email below.  

Our conversations will also consider'support'– howwe have cared  for one another through this historical event, and the continuing urgency of doing so. This will inform the design of a series of physical  structures which will be refined into the final memorial artwork. The creative workshops will be guided by Lucy Richards and Ken Cockburn. As part of the research we will also run some movement workshops with Larry Butler, documented by Hannah Laycock, exploring physical and emotional support. 

There is further information on the project in these Herald articles, and this podcast and feature on Covid Aid.

The memorial was commissioned by greenspace scotland in association with The Herald
For further information contact Alec at