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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.

Year: 2020

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 […]

Hi, I’m Chloe and I’m the questionnaire officer for Generation Scotland   During lockdown, the biggest change for me was adapting to working from home. I’ve certainly enjoyed not having to commute but I miss seeing my friends at work. I miss the friendly faces in the corridor and the catch-ups over a cuppa. My […]

I’m Drew and I’m a statistical analyst for Generation Scotland A lot has changed since the COVID-19 lockdown. I can’t go to the office, I can’t go to the gym or the pool, and I can’t go see a movie, or to the pub, or to a museum. For a long time we also avoided […]

I’m Louise and I’m the Research Support Officer for Generation Scotland. Lockdown has changed my day to day life a lot. Some changes are great, I have had a lot less commuting to do. My normal day includes a 90 minute commute each way on public transport, so it’s been really nice to get up […]

Hey, I’m Ali and I’m a Recruitment Coordinator for Generation Scotland.   I come from an arts background having worked at the National Theatre and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, but for me communicating and engaging with people is always at the heart of what I do. At the beginning of 2020 I […]


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