Stephen Barnaby


Lockdown made me particularly value where I live, just off the Promenade in Fisherrow, Musselburgh. I felt very lucky to be able to walk daily by the sea, taking in a view that encompasses Edinburgh and Arthur’s Seat to the west, Fife across the Forth and North Berwick Law to the east. I enjoyed studying sunrises and sunsets, cloud formations, the way the view changed at different times of day and year, in different weather conditions.

All right, so I’m lucky with where I live. But the ecological improvements that resulted globally from lockdown gave us the hope for a world post Covid where we do the right things by the environment. Let’s trust it’s not a vain hope.