Research

16 April 2019
Clestrain Archive Research day

Clestrain Archive Research day

Sat 27th April 2019 10am – 3pm Orkney Library and Archive Join Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon for a day of researching the [...]

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26 March 2019

Article by Rognvald Boyd on John Rae

We have been sent an interesting article by a member, Rognvald Boyd. Here is an extract: “Dr. John Rae – commemorated on [...]

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14 June 2018
Sir John Richardson and Dr John Rae: Scottish Doctors and Explorers in Search of Franklin

Sir John Richardson and Dr John Rae: Scottish Doctors and Explorers in Search of Franklin

A talk by Adam Doskey, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignRoyal Hotel, Stromness Wednesday [...]

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19 January 2018
Book review - Finding John Rae

Book review - Finding John Rae

This book review was first published by the Ormsby Review on https://bcbooklook.com The bane of the British Admirality Finding John Rae is [...]

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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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6 February 2017
Planning Day

Planning Day

Hall of Clestrain planning workshop, 28th January 2017 On 28th January members of the John Rae Society’s Hall of Clestrain [...]

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18 December 2014
3D Scanning

3D Scanning

In spring 2014, Associate Professor Doug Pritchard of Heriot-Watt University visited Orkney as a guest of the Society. His task [...]

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30 May 2014
John Rae Biography

John Rae Biography

John Rae was born at the Hall of Clestrain, Orphir, on 30th September 1813; one of nine children. His [...]

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