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24 September 2020
Virtual Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain

Virtual Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain

Because of the current restrictions that you don’t need reminding about, we have created a virtual Open House so you [...]

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22 September 2020
Imagined artwork of the Hall when John Rae was a boy

Imagined artwork of the Hall when John Rae was a boy

As part of the Scotland Digs Digital campaign, illustrator Sara Julia Campbell has reimagined a 19th-century scene from the Hall [...]

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20 September 2020
John Rae's steps - almost!

John Rae's steps - almost!

Well! You know that Sigrid and I initially found a paved entrance to the northern side of The Hall of Clestrain. [...]

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16 September 2020
The John Rae Challenge

The John Rae Challenge

Fed up with Covid? Tired of politics? How about doing the John Rae Challenge?#johnraechallengeHelp us put Dr John Rae, one [...]

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14 September 2020
John Rae Challenges

John Rae Challenges

We thought we would list some of the many challenges people are taking to raise money and awareness of John [...]

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27 August 2020
Archaeology 10: Drains in detail

Archaeology 10: Drains in detail

Hello members and JRS fans.Here is the progress so far on the north facade of The Hall of Clestrain.This is [...]

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24 August 2020
Archaeology 9: Wot the drains?

Archaeology 9: Wot the drains?

The President of the John Rae Society – Andrew Appleby, talks about the recently discovered drains at the Hall of [...]

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6 August 2020
Archaeology 7: The Team

Archaeology 7: The Team

We thought we would show you some of the team who are doing the archaeology at the Hall of [...]

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3 August 2020
Box restored

Box restored

This beautiful round box belonged to John Rae when he was working for Hudson’s Bay Company. It was kindly given [...]

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