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9 July 2020
Archaeology 4: East Pavilion

Archaeology 4: East Pavilion

This section was cut across the demolished east pavilion. It uncovered a flagged floor, patched and leveled at various phases [...]

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6 July 2020
Hall original Bill of Materials - 1769

Hall original Bill of Materials - 1769

The Hall of Clestrain: measurement and bill for materials 1769Account of the Measure of Patrick Honyman’s New House at ClestrainThis [...]

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30 June 2020
Archaeology 3: Treasure found !

Archaeology 3: Treasure found !

We cleared an area in front of the stair to see what the courtyard surface was like. It is largely [...]

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5 June 2020
New discoveries at the Hall!

New discoveries at the Hall!

Our President, Andrew Appleby is very keen to explore the archaeology of The Hall of Clestrain.Andrew feels that there [...]

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JRS acquire funding from Orkney Island Council

The John Rae Society board of trustees are delighted that Orkney Islands Council (OIC), through the Community Development Fund (CDF), [...]

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29 April 2020
New designs for the Hall ?

New designs for the Hall ?

We were cheered the other day to receive these paintings from the pupils in Class P1-4 at the North Walls [...]

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22 April 2020
New committee members

New committee members

Our committee has grown recently and we welcome:James GrieveMichelle ScottBarbara RaeandLiz MacinallyThey are actively participating in our on-line video meetings [...]

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17 April 2020
JRS, Team work and the 'lockdown'

JRS, Team work and the 'lockdown'

During this difficult time the hard working committees of the John Rae Society are still progressing with the project of [...]

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23 March 2020
John Rae Explorer badges

John Rae Explorer badges

We are please to announce that the badges for the John Rae Explorer scouts troop have arrived. These have been [...]

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