Iain was born and grew up on Lewis. He is a retired schoolteacher from the Nicholson Institute, and now enjoys being involved in many of the societies and groups on the island. Iain tells us how the local community were hard hit by lockdown especially the restrictions on social gatherings for all age groups – but particularly older members of the community who were most vulnerable. They really missed their weekly historical society meetings and despite trying online platforms like Zoom it proved challenging and didn’t offer the same social connection and many are looking forward to enjoying meeting in person and having a good blather over a cup of tea or pint. Unfortunately, the restrictions also halted the traditional annual show which had taken place every summer since 1954 which was disappointing but unavoidable. Iain also talks about how the community worked together to find innovative ways to stay connected and supportive such as the community association setting up a community pop up shop for vulnerable members to purchase necessities. Despite the community resilience, Covid 19 inevitably paused normal care-free island life and most people are now cautiously excited about getting back to normal life.