Helmsdale, KW8 6JA
The Borrobol Stone
The Borrobol Stone is a 6th Century Pictish stone discovered lying in a burn on Borrobol Estate, Kildonan in 2009.
Now on display in Timespan Museum, it features carvings showing the hindquarters of a boar or stag in the upper portion, and a crescent and v-rod Pictish symbol in the lower portion.
Timespan is a cultural institution in Helmsdale, a village in the very north east of the Scottish Highlands, with local, global and planetary ambitions to weaponise culture for social change. Timespan is a place for art, research, heritage, local history, future propositions and action.
Comprised of a local history museum, contemporary art programme, geology and herb gardens, shop, bakery and cafe, they take a holistic and integrated approach to their programme and organisation so all elements of what they do and are, service their civic and political agendas – to make art and heritage work meaningfully for their constituents and village and as tools for global cultural and social change.
In particular their collection tells the history of the parish of Kildonan and its place in the world. They have over 2000 accessioned objects of archaeology, art and craft, natural history and social history.
The building is fully accessible – including wheelchair accessible lifts, induction loop for hard of hearing. The Geology garden is also fully accessible, but the herb garden has narrow paths and is on a landscaped hill. Call ahead if you wish to access the herb garden.