Caen Highland Township 1813

Cean is located about a mile up the strath from the town of Helmsdale in Sutherland,  Scotland.

This was a collaborative project between ourselves and Timespan Museum and Arts Centre.

Original map of the Caen area, pre dating the clearances.

Original map of the Caen area, pre dating the clearances.

Our reconstruction shows a snapshot of life in the highlands around 1800, at the time of the highland clearances.

An interactive exhibit incorporating the 3D reconstruction was created, in which to share the rich heritage of the Helmsdale community.

This Kinect driven exhibit, is installed in Timespan Museum & Arts Centre as well as being available online.

 

As Chair of Timespan, I am particularly delighted to see this collaboration with St Andrews University. We find that working with academics makes our projects more exciting and adds depth to our research. It is easy to become entrenched in your own little world so we find that these collaborations bring fresh ideas and knowledge to Helmsdale.    Jean Sargent June 2014 

For more information on this project, you can visit the Virtual Museum page at Timespan