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22 July 2021
Dig 2021: #4 Going deeper

Dig 2021: #4 Going deeper

Remember this? That lovely, well preserved turf line, where sheep may safely graze??? ….. Sorry, It was a huge piece [...]

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21 July 2021
Dig 2021: #3 Surveying

Dig 2021: #3 Surveying

Our borrowed Theodolite from Neil Kermode. John Rae would have thoroughly approved of this marvelous piece of surveying equipment!Here we [...]

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19 July 2021
Dig 2021: #2 Breaking the soil

Dig 2021: #2 Breaking the soil

Photo by volunteer, Duncan McNeish.Today was a great start. After very detailed and fascinating induction, we were set to excavate.Our [...]

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18 July 2021
Dig 2021: #1 Preparations

Dig 2021: #1 Preparations

The day before the dig. Chris Andrews of Orkney Craft Vinegar pictured here strimming in advance of the excavations, which [...]

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28 June 2021
Generous donation of Books

Generous donation of Books

Mr John Ramwell, life member of The John Rae Society, has donated his entire collection of polar exploration books. This [...]

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15 June 2021
President's Challenge # 4

President's Challenge # 4

Andrew DivingOrkney’s John Rae Society’s Fundraising group had the bright idea of asking supporters to do special sponsored challenges to [...]

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6 June 2021
Andrew's challenge # 3

Andrew's challenge # 3

After hurting my back in February, I was forced to cease my sea swimming! then I fell off my brother’s [...]

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1 June 2021
JRS Conservation Plan

JRS Conservation Plan

The John Rae Society commissioned Simpson & Brown Architects and Heritage Consultants to produce a Conservation Maintenance Plan for the [...]

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13 May 2021
PR help needed

PR help needed

The John Rae Society is looking for someone to lead the press and publicity activities for the Society as we enter [...]

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