Edinburgh pub quizzes to the seabird 'world cup': Five social media accounts to follow on lockdown

Lockdown has caused many to turn to social media for entertainment.

By Elsa Maishman
Saturday, 11th April 2020, 7:45 am

Lockdown boredom is a risk to all of us, whether you find yourself with days full of free time or trying to cope with even more work than usual without anything else to distract you.

Social media managers for organisations across the city have found themselves with a changed workload too, giving rise to a slew of quizzes, riddles and ‘world cup’ polls to keep us all entertained.

Some of the best include snapshots of unremarkable stretches of road from Traffic Scotland, quizzing followers on where the picture was taken. Would you recognise the A9 at Loaninghead West on a cloudy day? The travel body is also coming up with regular riddle questions. What are the next letters in the sequence O, T, T, F, F, S, S? Head to @TrafficScotland to find out.

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Several other travel bodies have also got involved, as traffic is much lighter than usual. As most people are not able to travel on trains any more, Scotrail has released several videos following popular train routes, so we don’t miss them too much. Click here to follow the 50 minute journey from Edinburgh Waverley to Kircaldy.

Edinburgh Airport has come up with an emoji quiz of destinations the airport links to. Guess which emoji represents which destination here.

Heritage Facebook account Lost Edinburgh is also keeping locals entertained during lockdown, with another emoji quiz of Edinburgh pubs. There are 50 different questions, take on the challenge on the Lost Edinburgh Facebook page.

The Nature Reserve Manager for the Isle of May David Steel, who is on the island with just one colleague and 200,000 seabirds, has created a ‘seabird world cup’ in the form of several rounds of Twitter polls.

The final is due to take place from 3pm on Sunday, with Storm Petrel and Puffin fighting for the top spot after two weeks and almost 22,000 votes cast. Storm Petrel beat out Fulmar in the semi-final with 55.6 percent of the vote, while Puffin nosed in just ahead of Gannet with 51.7 percent. Keep up with what is sure to be a nail-biting final by following David Steel on @SteelySeabirder.