Carol Price
Jan 24, 2021 · 1 min read

Small communities in shock as death tolls still rising.

Stranraer is a town on the south west coast of Scotland. It is best known as a ferry port with regular sailings crossing to Northern Ireland.

The population of the town and surrounding area is in the region of 13,000. In the news lately, there had been reports that the area was a hot spot for the new variant of Covid-19 and strict lockdown rules applied.

A local resident posted a photograph of a small newsagent shop on Facebook. It is customary to stick death notices of local residents on the front window of the shop. People would expect to see two or three per week in a normal winter. The window today is covered with notices. She counted them. There were 36.