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Timespan plays a central role in Scotland’s cultural landscape, amplifying the value that remote and rural cultural institutions contribute locally, nationally and internationally. Our ambitious and integrated programme of commissions, local history, international networks, community, films, events and talks is a lively hub of local activity and attracts international audiences to Helmsdale.

As a public institution and registered charity, we rely on generous contributions from individuals, trusts and foundations to support our programme and care for and build our local history collections. Charitable support from our members, trusts, donors and corporate partners accounts for around half of our annual income.

Make a Donation

By supporting us you will help ensure that Timespan can build and take the best care of our local history collections, provide an ambitious international contemporary arts programme, provide mentoring opportunities for young people and nurture emerging artistic talent.

Your support will allow us to extend our schools outreach work, which engages young people with big ideas using art and heritage as tools and expand on our public and participatory programme to take our commissions outside of Timespan to wider communities.

You can make a one off donation on our DONATE PAGE

Set up a direct debit or bank transfer: 
Helmsdale Heritage Society
Sort: 80-15-82
Account: 00130655
IBAN: GB48 BOFS 8015 8200 1306 55

Or call us to pay by credit or debit card: 01431 821327

If you are interested in discussing how you could partner with Timespan to offer support and for any corporate enquiries, please contact Sadie Young on 

Individual Membership

Become a member of Timespan and you will receive exclusive access to our exhibition, commissions and public programme; a voice in shaping the direction of Timespan at our annual AGM; 10% discount in our cafe and shop; priority booking on all ticketed events and discounts on limited edition artworks.

Membership Costs:

  • Adult – £15
  • Children & Concessions – £8
  • Family Membership – £30