Caen Highland Township 1813

Cean is located about a mile up the strath from the town of Helmsdale in Sutherland, north east Scotland. It was created in a joint 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.

The reconstruction shows a snapshot of life in the highlands around 1800, at the time of the highland clearances.  This interactive exhibit was created to share the rich heritage of the Helmsdale community across the Internet and in the Timespan museum. It is installed in Timespan as an immersive, Kinect driven exhibit, open to all visitors.

 

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