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The Scottish Collection launches on CultureLabel.com

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller’s acclaimed print depicting Stonehenge is among the work from world leading and emerging artists set to reach a wider audience thanks to The Scottish Collection, which is new on CultureLabel.com. The Scottish Collection is a … Continue reading

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Shinty, Songs & Screenings -Transolcation Festival Snapshot

  ………and flower shows, walking tours & book launches…………… And that was just one day of the Translocation Festival marking 200 years of the Kildonan Clearances in Helmsdale, Sutherland. We’re just about to go into the second week of what … Continue reading

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Silver Darlings and World’s Oldest Shinty Trophy at Translocation Festival

(pic by Paul Henderson) Homesick for Helmsdale We’re into the fourth day of the Translocation Festival which is marking 200 years of the Kildonan Clearances. For years I’ve always meant to catch the 1947 movie The Silver Darlings based on … Continue reading

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West end woman hits the Far North

TRANSLOCATION FESTIVAL  OPENS IN HEAVENLY HELMSDALE Timespan’s artist in residence Anthony Schrag at The Emigrants statue in Helmsdale This morning, instead of Avenue G on Byres Road, I had my coffee and Highland toffee in the sunshine on the banks … Continue reading

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Abandoned Highland Homes inspire new exhibition

Realm: an exhibition of photographic works by Carolyn Lefley at Timespan Museum & Arts Centre, Helmsdale, Sutherland From 25 May – 14 July 2013  Mon-Sat 10-5  Sun 12-5 www.timespan.org.net Carolyn Lefley Artist in Residence at Timespan Artist Carolyn Lefley’s feet … Continue reading

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Heavenly Helmsdale

Timespan archivist Jacquie Aitken leads a walk to the Caen township & longhouse. When I arrived in Helmsdale, my family’s home village on the east coast of Sutherland, I had to two goals. The first was to help Timespan Museum … Continue reading

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Highland Clearance longhouse excavation in the Strath of Kildonan

Site of soon to be excavated longhouse What lies beneath? Launch of longhouse excavation in the Strath of Kildonan Two hundred years on from the Kildonan Clearances, the first research led excavation in five decades will take place to uncover … Continue reading

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£91K digital funding for arts, cultural & heritage sectors

SCOTLAND’S ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE SECTORS RECEIVE £91,000 INVESTMENT TO MEET DIGITAL AMBITIONS Third cycle of funding awarded to 15 organisations to strengthen digital skills Today, 1 May 2013, Scotland’s arts, culture and heritage organisations have received a £91,000 investment … Continue reading

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One night in Paris is like a year in any other place

This is me on honeymoon in Paris on the Boulevard St Michel with three boys from Inverness. I went right through school with the one in the denim shirt, Iain Stewart MacGregor. Who took the picture? My husband of course. … Continue reading

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Funding for Scotland’s arts, culture and heritage sectors

Uist Wool Second cycle of funding awarded to 14 organisations to strengthen digital skills Scotland’s arts, culture and heritage organisations have received an £89,000 investment of National Lottery funds to capitalise on opportunities presented by digital technologies in a second … Continue reading

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