Co-creating Covid Community Memorials

We've created a map of memories, ideas and thoughts for the communities of North Ayrshire.

Click on the images below to explore different themes. Use the button at the bottom of the screen on the left to add your own contribution.

Click the markers to read memories, thoughts or ideas

Remembering Together is a project delivered by Greenspace Scotland to acknowledge moments of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing with communities across Scotland. icecream architecture has developed a community engagement plan to hear from communities in North Ayrshire about their pandemic experiences. These experiences will feed into a brief that will be taken forward for a community memorial in some form.

We have created a map of memories centred around three themes - memories, ideas, and thoughts. This map will hold stories from you, the communities of North Ayrshire, about specific experiences that you have encountered. We are sure there will be a diverse range of individual reflections, and we want to hear them all.

You can log your reflections publicly or privately; our team will acknowledge all stories. These reflections will help us chart key emotions about the pandemic and how we might begin to commemorate them.

What is the difference between a memory, a thought, and an idea?

When we say memories, these can be any story related to a moment in time. Maybe you felt uplifted by your community or isolated from your family and friends.

When we say thoughts, these can be any current thoughts or feelings you now have as we come out of the pandemic and slowly return to our activities, jobs, and lives. Perhaps things have changed for you. We want to hear how you think and feel now.

When we say ideas, we want to hear how you would like to commemorate the pandemic period. Would you like to share your experiences with others, or maybe you would like somewhere in North Ayrshire where you could reflect alone? What tokens do you associate with your experiences?

For more information on the Remembering Together project and what is happening in other localities across North Ayrshire, please visit - https://www.rememberingtogether.scot/

We will be holding a series of creative memory-making workshops in North Ayrshire over the next few weeks.

The programme has been re-scheduled due to the period of national mourning. Details on the re-scheduled workshops, including booking details, will be posted here soon.