Hidden Trax: Edinburgh podcast highlights local businesses amid COVID-19 lockdown

Hidden Trax: Edinburgh podcast highlights local businesses amid COVID-19 lockdown

The episode features interviews with four indie business owners, as well as locals championing their favourite places in the city

Edinburgh-based startup and podcast creators Hidden Trax have released a new project highlighting the effect that the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has had on the city's many independent businesses. The episode, which can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, hears from business owners Robi Lambie of Cairngorm Coffee Company; Kate Harahan from Neal's Yard Remedies; Iain McPherson of Nauticus Bar and Panda & Sons; and Lewis Ritchie of It's All Good Cafe, as each discuss their love of the city, their passion for their work and the shadow that the pandemic has thrown over their futures.

The episode documents the surreal uncertainty of this strange period, but also highlights the resilience and community spirit that is being felt around the city, especially towards its homegrown businesses. Alongside the interviews, the Hidden Trax creators have rounded up a cast of locals and List staff to give a shout out to the shops, restaurants and cafes that they'll be flocking to once the lockdown lifts, including the likes of Paradise Palms, Bross Bagels, Nile Valley Cafe, Eden's Kitchen and lots more.

Delighted to announce the release of our latest Trax, a podcast project documenting a wee snippet of Edinburgh life during this strange, surreal time.⁣

We spoke to four Edinburgh independent business owners, and grabbed shoutouts from a huge bunch of our Creators, locals and The List Magazine staff. ⁣

A huge thanks to Robi Lambie (@cairngormcoffeeco), Kate Harahan (@nyredinburgh), Iain Mcpherson (@nauticusbar / @pandaandsons / @hoottheredeemer), and Lewis Ritchie (@its_all_good_cafe) for…

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Since its inception into the podcast game just under a year ago, Hidden Trax has emerged a strong champion of Edinburgh's local community. Dedicated to platforming authentic stories and experiences of the city, Hidden Trax's independent storytelling and accessibility helps visitors go beyond the tat shops and tourist hubs, in order to develop a meaningful connection to Edinburgh's thriving food, cultural and historical scenes. Though much of the city is shuttered to us at the moment, Hidden Trax's vibrant archive of local stories is a poignant reminder of what these independent businesses bring to our everyday lives, and what is at stake once the lockdown is finally over and our 'new normal' begins.

Listen to Hidden Trax's episode Covid: Edinburgh's Local Businesses on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify and discover more episodes via their website.

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