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24 September 2021
Come celebrate John Rae, one of Orkney’s greatest sons, at birthday graveside ceremony

Come celebrate John Rae, one of Orkney’s greatest sons, at birthday graveside ceremony

John Rae Society invites the world to remember the remarkable life and achievements of Arctic explorer John Rae at St [...]

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20 September 2021
School trip with the JRS chest

School trip with the JRS chest

What a wonderful morning it was when I opened an email from Shirley Stuart, Head Teacher of North Walls Community [...]

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2 September 2021
More help from Highland Park

More help from Highland Park

Again, The John Rae Society is SO grateful to The Edrington Trust for assigning Highland Park Distillery staff to do [...]

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18 August 2021
Dig 2021: #14 Back Filling

Dig 2021: #14 Back Filling

Hello everyone,

I am so happy to say that today was such a success for The John Rae Society. We [...]

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13 August 2021
Video tour of the dig at the Hall

Video tour of the dig at the Hall

Orkney News, a loyal supporter of what we are doing at the Hall of Clestrain came down just before our [...]

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5 August 2021
Open day 2021

Open day 2021

Hello all,Clestrain on a bonnie day.During the dig we had fog over Scapa Flow and no sight of Hoy at [...]

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31 July 2021
Dig 2021: #12 Steps cleared

Dig 2021: #12 Steps cleared

Our view of Hoy from The Hall of Clestrain. Just a little clearer, but it soon fogged in again.Here we [...]

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30 July 2021
Dig 2021: #11 Steps revealed

Dig 2021: #11 Steps revealed

Patience hath brought this better day, but the Hoy View is no clearer! Even the cows have given up!Do read [...]

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30 July 2021
Dig 2021: #10 Ash and Dung

Dig 2021: #10 Ash and Dung

Hello each and all,The news starts with our resplendent view of Hoy, yet again! Maybe the coos have hindsight?Our [...]

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