Midlothian Resiliance Art Project

The Midlothian Resiliance Art Project worked with young people from P1 -S2 to get their artistic thoughts on resiliance. The galleries are now open to view

Resilience is what helps us cope through difficult times. It is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Sometimes it can make us even stronger than we were before. Childhood is an important time to build resilience and there are opportunities to grow your resilience across your lifetime. We build resilience in many ways. To help with this it’s important to notice the things that get us back on track when times are tough. This can be things like:

  • Connecting with other people, pets or nature
  • Staying as active and healthy as we can
  • Being creative
  • Taking notice of our surroundings and our feelings
  • Learning
  • Carrying out acts of kindness

In this gallery children from across Midlothian from P1 to S2 share their resilience by showing us the things they did which helped them cope during lockdown.

We had over 150  entries from across Midlothian schools for our Midlothian Art Resilience Project. The project is about how local pupils coped during lockdown. You can visit the online gallery and see the original artwork in windows at 33 venues across the county, from local shops to offices, from Thursday 17 September for the 2 week period. Great community business and organisation support. Find out more and see our online gallery at www.midlothian.gov.uk/resilience. We also have an outdoor gallery at Dalkeith Country Park. Please take some time to visit and show your support. 

You can see the story in the Midlothian Advertiser

You can see artwork from the Midlothian Resilience Art Project: Coping through Covid in the following places

17th Sept-4th Oct Window Galleries and Wilderness Walk at Dalkeith Country Park

17 Sept - 26 Oct online gallery at www.midlothian.gov.uk/resilience

Be part of the conversation and share your own Coping through Covid artwork using #resilientmidlothian.

the other venues where the art is on display:


McDougall McQueen Solicitors

Bonnyrigg Scouts Hall




McDougal McQueen Solicitors

The Hub

The Storehouse



Aim High

The Wool Shop




Dalkeith Country Park (Wilderness Walk)

McDougal McQueen Solicitors

One Dalkeith

The Bank


Dalkeith CAB

CLL Office


Childrens and Families Office

Riccio Gallery

Dalkeith Welfare Hall

Dalkeith Art Centre

Midlothian House




Roslin Library



True Loaf





The Beacon

McDougal McQueen Solicitors





Hoardings Outdoor Gallery



Newton Parish Church


Hawthorn Family Learning Centre