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16 May 2017
2017 Festival Report

2017 Festival Report

John Rae Festival 5 to 8 May 2017 Last year, the John Rae Society took the first financial step towards [...]

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16 May 2017

Nature Festival - John Rae Trail

As part of the 2017 Orkney Nature Festival, the John Rae Society ran a Family John Rae Explorer Trail around [...]

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12 April 2017

2017 Festival Programme

John Rae Society Festival 2017 To celebrate the first step in September 2016 towards the acquisition of the Hall of Clestrain [...]

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21 February 2017
The John Rae Society Festival 2017

The John Rae Society Festival 2017

How did it go? Report from the festival Programme for the festival published The John Rae Society is pleased to [...]

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6 February 2017
Surveyors Visit

Surveyors Visit

In January 2017 we paid for a structural survey of the Hall of Clestrain by Steve Wood of David Narro [...]

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13 October 2016
John Rae's Birthday 2016

John Rae's Birthday 2016

The poster for the event At 11.00 p.m. at John Rae’s grave side in Kirkwall cathedral a piper played beautiful music, [...]

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23 August 2016
We own the Hall of Clestrain!

We own the Hall of Clestrain!

Hall of Clestrain Purchase – Press Release After a long period of delicate negotiations the John Rae Society is very pleased [...]

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22 August 2016
Dounby and Vintage Shows

Dounby and Vintage Shows

Our new tent got its first outing at the 2016 Dounby Show. The evening before, several of us [...]

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22 August 2016

Blue Door

It was a busy week helping at the Blue Door as well as the Dounby show. However the helpers of [...]

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