JRS gets a mention in the Scottish Parliament

Today 9th Nov 2016 we heard that Liam McArthur, our SMP tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament about our aquisition of the Hall of Clestrain.

Motion Number: S5M-02372
Lodged By: Liam McArthur
Date Lodged: 07/11/2016

Title: John Rae Society to Restore Hall of Clestrain

Motion Text:
That the Parliament acknowledges the recent acquisition of the Hall of Clestrain by the John Rae Society for the purpose of restoring the historically significant building; notes that the Hall of Clestrain was built in 1769 and later served as the childhood home of the renowned Arctic explorer, John Rae, who discovered both the end of the Northwest Passage in Canada and the tragic fate of the Franklin expedition; commends the John Rae Society for endeavouring to preserve an important piece of Orkney's history; recognises the contribution that this could make to enhancing Orkney's fine natural heritage for the benefit of the local population and tourists alike, and wishes the society the best of luck in taking forward its restoration efforts.


Dounby and Vintage Shows

Our new tent got its first outing at the 2016 Dounby Show. The evening before, several of us struggled to put it up in the rain, thankfully there was very


Blue Door

It was a busy week helping at the Blue Door as well as the Dounby show. However the helpers of the Blue Door enabled us to recieve £2788.46 from sales


Ripcord Adventure Magazine

Just Published : - Article on John Rae by Ken McGoogan in  Ripcord Adventure Magazine



JRS Lottery draw

The John Rae Society lottery draw was drawn on Sunday 18th Dec at 8pm at the Pomona inn, Finstown. Our Thanks to everyone who bought tickets.                 Drawing the tickets were honorary


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