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1 June 2021
JRS Conservation Plan

JRS Conservation Plan

The John Rae Society commissioned Simpson & Brown Architects and Heritage Consultants to produce a Conservation Maintenance Plan for the [...]

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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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26 October 2021
2021 AGM - Virtual

2021 AGM - Virtual

The Society’s Annual General Meeting this year will be on December 8th at 7pm and will be a virtual event [...]

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24 September 2021
Come celebrate John Rae, one of Orkney’s greatest sons, at birthday graveside ceremony

Come celebrate John Rae, one of Orkney’s greatest sons, at birthday graveside ceremony

John Rae Society invites the world to remember the remarkable life and achievements of Arctic explorer John Rae at St [...]

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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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31 July 2021
Dig 2021: #12 Steps cleared

Dig 2021: #12 Steps cleared

Our view of Hoy from The Hall of Clestrain. Just a little clearer, but it soon fogged in again.Here we [...]

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  • 2021 Annual General Meeting

    to be held online using Microsoft Teamsat 7.00pm UK time (GMT)on Wednesday 8th December 2021  All welcomeWe would welcome new/additional Trustees/HelpersIf...

    Wednesday 8th December 2021

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