Rural voices heard as first RuralCovidLife results published

Over 3,000 people, aged 16-96, from across rural Scotland took part in our RuralCovidLife survey. Find out the results of our survey here.

RuralCovidLife Inforgraphic, email us at for a screen readable version

From 14th October - 30th November 2020, we invited anyone over the age of 16 to take part in RuralCovidLife. It was created to understand how COVID-19 measures affected the health and wellbeing of people living in rural Scottish communities. The questions were tailored and designed by people from rural communities. We did this this to make sure we asked about topics relevant to people living in rural Scotland

We've been amazed by the response. Over 3,000 people took part. We've brought the volunteer answers together, below, and we're happy to be sharing these with you all. We hope you find the results as interesting as we do!

We've made an infographic of some of the results. You can see it in the image to the right. The larger pdf version is below:


The full report summarises the results we've found so far. We've not had a chance to study the data in detail but we hope to begin understanding it further in the near future. To read the report, click the link below:

RuralCovidLife Survey 1 Report (747.24 KB / PDF)


RuralCovidLife is part of a series of studies. The Generation Scotland team manages this study, with support from the Wellcome Trust University of Edinburgh Institutional Strategic Support Fund. 

To learn more about the Wellcome Trust, visit their website below:

The Wellcome Trust