We are looking for a digital artist to lead our Digital Society Programme over a 20-24 month period. The Timespan Digital Society Programme is designed to engage our elderly community who have little/no access to new digital technologies through the contemporary visual arts; empowering them to develop new relationships and take ownership of their own…

Due to the recent restructure of the organisation, we have an exciting opportunity for the position of Centre Manager to manage the day to day operations of the centre, in terms of staffing, customer service and café overview. The successful applicant should ideally have experience of staff management, be able to demonstrate good communication skills…

Just realised I have been posting away and haven’t properly introduced myself. Timespan have invited myself and Now Now, the artist group I am involved in, to create a celebration for their 25th anniversary. Currently I am up in Helmsdale chatting to people about their memories of past events and parties in the town. You…

Yesterday was the start of my guerrilla marketing campaign. Infiltrating the town with silver and the number 25 in the lead up to the festivities happening on the last weekend in September.

I wasn’t prepared for the Helmsdale winds as I took 25 silver helium balloons up Navidale, to be photographed in an abandoned croft!  

A new interpretive panel has been erected at the old Inner Harbour, just about 50m from Timespan. It has been located next to an old Fifie fishing boat, which Timespan has re-painted and an old winch from Portgower. The panel looks onto the old harbour basin, which was constructed in the early 1800s. It soon became too…

As I mentioned in my last post, the Royal Wedding took place while I was up in Helmsdale. Other signifigant events that took place in my week-long research trip included the death of Osama Bin Laden and Barcelona securing their place in the Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in aggregate. When Timespan first…

On my first trip to Helmsdale in April, the town was in the midst of celebrating the Royal Wedding. Keeping with the Royal theme – shortly after returning back to Glasgow I stumbled across this find in a charity shop, which I felt was quite appropriate for my project with Timespan – organising their 25th…

Tuesday 12th July at 7.30pm in Timespan 2011-2012: Clearances trail development 2012-2013: Community commemorative events 2013: 200th anniversary of the start of the Clearances in Kildonan An overview of the project including a brief historical background to some of the events that took place in the Strath nearly 200 years ago. We will look at the…

The archive has been really busy with people looking for their ancestors in the area. Today we had a visit from Jessie Magnusson (nee Bannerman) and her sister-in-law Nancy Magnusson, both from British Columbia, a province in Canada. Jessie was looking for  more information about her father Joseph John Bannerman. She found lots of information while browsing…

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