Clestrain Archive Research day
Sat 27th April 2019
10am - 3pm Orkney Library and Archive
Join Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon for a day of researching the history and archaeology of the Hall of Clestrain and surrounding area in the Archive Room, Orkney Library and Archive, Junction Road, Kirkwall. Explore maps, documents and census records.
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Motion in Scotish Parlament about Arctic Return
Motion S5M-16553: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/03/2019
Expedition Team Retraces Steps of Dr John Rae
That the Parliament congratulates the four-man expedition team that is making its final preparations before setting out to retrace the steps of the Orcadian Arctic explorer, Dr John Rae; understands that the...
JRS has been sucessful in its LEADER application
Exciting news !!
After a lot of work and help from the OIC we had the final confirmation that we have been successful in obtaining the EU LEADER funding that will enable us to employ a Project Manager to help progress our plans. As well as this LEADER along with the...
Wind and Watertight Stage 1
Thanks to the hard work of Paddy Cassey Construction the first stage of the renovation of the Hall of Clestrain has been accomplished.
The building was in desparate need for protection from the elements. Orkney gets some severe weather at times and we were advised by the surveyors to carry out...
John Rae birthday weekend 2018
The weekend of events to mark John Rae’s 205th birthday began with an open day at the Hall of Clestrain on Saturday 29th September, made especially momentous by the fact that we have now raised enough money to pay off the balance on the Hall! The day was windy and...