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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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2 March 2019

Arctic Day - by the Scottish Government

Published: Saturday, 02 March 2019 16:25 Organised by the Scottish Government in conjunction with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Arctic Day [...]

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2 March 2019

Motion in Scotish Parlament about Arctic Return

Motion S5M-16553: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/03/2019 Expedition Team Retraces Steps of Dr John Rae  That the [...]

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24 February 2019
JRS has been sucessful in its LEADER application

JRS has been sucessful in its LEADER application

Exciting news !! After a lot of  work and help from the OIC we had the final confirmation that we have [...]

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30 January 2019
Wind and Watertight Stage 1

Wind and Watertight Stage 1

Thanks to the hard work of Paddy Cassey Construction the first stage of the renovation of the Hall of [...]

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3 October 2018
John Rae birthday weekend 2018

John Rae birthday weekend 2018

The weekend of events to mark John Rae’s 205th birthday began with an open day at the Hall of Clestrain [...]

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14 September 2018
John Rae appointed as honorary chartered surveyor by RICS

John Rae appointed as honorary chartered surveyor by RICS

The achievements and life of pioneering Scottish explorer and surveyor Dr John Rae were celebrated by the Royal Institution of [...]

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6 August 2018
Buy Michael Palin's new book on Erebus

Buy Michael Palin's new book on Erebus

Published: Monday, 06 August 2018 13:52 A chance to buy Michael Palin’s new book  “ Erebus the story of a [...]

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