Published: 16/04/2012 15:06 - Updated: 05/04/2013 12:05

Timespan

Timespan is a fascinating museum and arts centre that presents a diverse programme of heritage, visual arts, craft exhibitions and events.

Situated in the picturesque Sutherland fishing village of Helmsdale, it is a vibrant meeting place between our past and our future. Timespan's new iPhone app, Museum Without Walls: Scotland's Clearances Trail, launches in May as part of the Festival of Museums, along with the installation of a rare Pictish stone recently found nearby.

Be inspired in the gallery with its ever-changing exhibitions of visual art and crafts. Timespan's programme for 2012 includes a new commission, "Wolf", by Scottish artists Dalziel + Scullion, sculpture by Annie Cattrell and a residency by Hugh Watt. Explore the Timespan shop which is a little treasure-trove of goodies.

Relax in the riverside café, taking in the breathtaking view, and enjoying a tempting selection of home baking and fresh dishes made from local ingredients.

Whether you pop in for coffee or spend the day at Timespan, you can be sure you'll be left hungry for more! You can even stay at Timespan's welcoming self-catering accommodation and make the most of your stop in Helmsdale.

An easy day out from Inverness or a great break on your journey to and from John O'Groats and Orkney, Timespan offers free admission with a small charge for the museum. Check the website www.timespan.org.uk for regular updates on events, exhibitions and talks.

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