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Valerie Amin

Lockdown Reflections

Born: 1978

Duration: 10m 2s

Type: Audio

Filesize: 7.3 Mb

Recorded: 15 May 2020

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Valerie Amin, vice chairperson of The Wick Society and archive assistant at Nucleus: The Nucleus and Caithness archives has recorded her day-to day experiences of life during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020.

In addition to describing the challenge of home-schooling while working from home, Valerie talks about the impact lockdown has had upon her children. She explains how the family celebrated her daughters tenth birthday with chocolate cake and balloons. Valerie talks about the challenges faced by Primary 7 pupils who are preparing to move on to secondary education at Wick High School.

She also talks about the adaptations made to the family business – Keystore, Hillhead, Wick as her husband has negotiated new contracts with suppliers, ensured social distancing within the shop and made deliveries to vulnerable members of the community.

Valerie also reflects upon positive aspects of lockdown such as family walks and enjoyment of the local environment.




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