Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland is a volunteer led study. It aims to create more effective treatments, based on gene knowledge for the medical, social and economic benefit of Scotland and its people.

Since ancient times, the 1st of May or May Day (Beltane in Scotland), has marked the transition from Spring to Summer. As a student in Edinburgh in the 1970’s, it meant climbing Arthur’s Seat and washing your face in the morning dew, and perhaps missing a few lectures later. While May 2020 gave us little […]

The UK entered lockdown on 23rd March, 2020.  The first anniversary of that day was one for sober reflection. But as vaccination has brought COVID-19 case numbers way down, it’s appropriate to send out a Happy Easter message to all. Yes, it will once again be a ‘stay at home’ Easter, but hopefully the last. […]

Winter is in the past and Spring is nearly with us. The bulbs and leafing trees tell us so. There are reasons to feel a spring in our step. Pupils are heading back to school! The UK-wide rollout of the vaccine is going remarkably well. We have passed 20 million adults getting their first dose. […]

At the start of 2021, I was reminding myself of this time last year. There was awareness of a novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. Who could have imagined that it would sweep across the globe and dominate all of our lives from March onwards? Sadly and tragically, we have just passed 100,000 COVID deaths in […]

Our team wants to send you all a personal message wishing you a very happy festive season. Thank you to all of our volunteers and we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. David Porteous, Principal Investigator The GS Team pulled out all the stops to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. […]

I’m Fiona and I live in Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. I love the sense of community in Fort William and surrounding areas. This has been really evident in the last few months, as local organisations and volunteers take on board the challenges that Covid-19 has brought us. The stunning scenery and beautiful lochs are […]

I’m Grant and I live on the Isle of Harris I’m a Development Officer, as well as a scallop diver and fisheries consultant. I also own a food van. Since lockdown began I largely feel the same. Obviously, I have concerns for the health of older relatives but I don’t feel hugely different, only more […]

I’m Rhoda, and I work as a Digital Consultant and crofter on the Isle of Tiree. One of my favourite things about Tiree is our 360 degree views of sky – the huge horizons, it’s so easy to breathe deeply. Since COVID-19 lockdown began, day to day life on a practical level hasn’t changed much, […]

I’m Janet and I live and work in Gairloch, Wester Ross, which is in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. My favourite thing about living in Gairloch is that there is plenty of space, fresh air and lots of great scenery. In my spare time, I like to go sailing, walking and do some gardening. Gairloch […]

I’m Kate and I live in Nairn and work in Moray and the surrounding areas. I work as a Health Walk Manager for Partnerships for Wellbeing, a small charity, on a volunteer led health walk project- P4W Walk. For me day to day life has changed quite a lot due to lockdown. I used to […]


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