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26 June 2020
Archaeology 2: North Face

Archaeology 2: North Face

This shot shows an extension to the north face area. It goes past the northwest corner of the Hall. Behind [...]

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24 June 2020
Archaeology 1: Stone Curbing

Archaeology 1: Stone Curbing

This shows the recently uncovered stone curbing at the North end of the Hall. The interior has been closed [...]

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5 June 2020
New discoveries at the Hall!

New discoveries at the Hall!

Our President, Andrew Appleby is very keen to explore the archaeology of The Hall of Clestrain.Andrew feels that there [...]

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JRS acquire funding from Orkney Island Council

JRS acquire funding from Orkney Island Council

The John Rae Society board of trustees are delighted that Orkney Islands Council (OIC), through the Community Development Fund (CDF), [...]

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29 April 2020
New designs for the Hall ?

New designs for the Hall ?

We were cheered the other day to receive these paintings from the pupils in Class P1-4 at the North Walls [...]

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22 April 2020
New committee members

New committee members

Our committee has grown recently and we welcome:James GrieveMichelle ScottBarbara RaeandLiz MacinallyThey are actively participating in our on-line video meetings [...]

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17 April 2020
JRS, Team work and the 'lockdown'

JRS, Team work and the 'lockdown'

During this difficult time the hard working committees of the John Rae Society are still progressing with the project of [...]

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23 March 2020
John Rae Explorer badges

John Rae Explorer badges

We are please to announce that the badges for the John Rae Explorer scouts troop have arrived. These have been [...]

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17 March 2020
'The Future of Clestrain' Community event

'The Future of Clestrain' Community event

The community engagement event at Orphir was a great success despite it being held on the same day as the [...]

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