The Hall

21 January 2024
Archaeology Dec 2023

Archaeology Dec 2023

December might seem an odd time to commence an archaeological excavation! I must admit, I had my reservations. However, all [...]

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24 November 2021
Sir Mark Jones, Chair of The Pilgrim Trust, visits the Hall of Clestrain

Sir Mark Jones, Chair of The Pilgrim Trust, visits the Hall of Clestrain

Our President Andrew Appleby ( in yellow ) explains various features of the Hall to Sir Mark JonesIn somewhat blustery [...]

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23 September 2021
Report about Open Days at the Hall of Clestrain,  September 2021

Report about Open Days at the Hall of Clestrain, September 2021

Despite wet weather on the Sunday morning, we had a good turnout over the two days and visitors were very [...]

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20 September 2021
School trip with the JRS chest

School trip with the JRS chest

What a wonderful morning it was when I opened an email from Shirley Stuart, Head Teacher of North Walls Community [...]

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2 September 2021
More help from Highland Park

More help from Highland Park

Again, The John Rae Society is SO grateful to The Edrington Trust for assigning Highland Park Distillery staff to do [...]

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18 August 2021
Dig 2021: #14 Back Filling

Dig 2021: #14 Back Filling

Hello everyone,

I am so happy to say that today was such a success for The John Rae Society. We [...]

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13 August 2021
Video tour of the dig at the Hall

Video tour of the dig at the Hall

Orkney News, a loyal supporter of what we are doing at the Hall of Clestrain came down just before our [...]

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5 August 2021
Open day 2021

Open day 2021

Hello all,Clestrain on a bonnie day.During the dig we had fog over Scapa Flow and no sight of Hoy at [...]

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