Scotland After the Virus

Primary Author or Creator:
Gerry Hassan
Additional Author(s) / Creators
Simon Barrow
Luath Press
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Is there an 'after the virus', or is covid-19 and a world of future pandemics simply something we will have to live with for an indefinite period of time? In all honesty, no one knows the answer to that, which is why it is so destabilising.

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The covid pandemic poses huge challenges for Scotland - but also a unique opportunity to rethink who we are as a country, where
we are heading, and how to restructure our economy, culture, politics and relationships in addressing the deep disparities the virus has exposed. Bringing together the unique voices of some of our best creative writers, poets and commentators, this book makes a significant contribution to rethinking our future. It explores what 'after the virus' could look like, and how it might be possible. Here are the hopeful voices we need for a time of both uncertainty and exploration.

Scotland After the Virus is a book responding to Scotland’s experience of the COVID pandemic and imagining Scotland after the virus.

Edited by Gerry Hassan & Simon Barrow who have previously collaborated with A Nation Changed in 2017 and Scotland the Brave? in 2019, this is their first book to include fiction and poetry as well as nonfiction. The book has sections covering politics, wellbeing, equality, culture and more.

This book has several high profile contributors including Kirstin Innes, author of Scabby Queen, Janette Ayachi, winner of the 2019 Saltire Poetry Book of the Year and Kapka Kassabova, author of Saltire Scottish Book of the Year winning Border.