- Our work
Empty Edinburgh – one year on
By - Richard - 30th March 2021
Empty Edinburgh – one year on. Almost exactly one year ago, I went out on my bike for what would be one of the strangest and most eerie experiences I’ve ever had whilst exercising.
The roads were empty and there was not a person in sight. This is not how Edinburgh – my home – is supposed to look.
At the time I didn’t want to publish this footage. I just felt it had nothing positive to say. But as we head out of lockdown (again), this footage now serves as a reminder of how far we have come. A brighter future lies ahead of us.
In this video I reflect on the ‘Empty Edinburgh’ footage and then go back into the city one year after my experience of filming this.
I wander through Princes Street Gardens, up to Edinburgh Castle and around the Royal Mile. I also visit my favourite part of Edinburgh – Calton Hill – and film panoramic shots of the city.
This short video offer a cinematic look at some of the most beautiful and popular parts of Edinburgh city centre. Filmed at the end of March 2021.