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29 August 2017
Michael Palin agrees to become a Patron

Michael Palin agrees to become a Patron

The other day one of our Trustees received an email from Michael Palin saying that he is very happy to [...]

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10 July 2017
John Rae given the freedom of Orkney

John Rae given the freedom of Orkney

This year’s birthday celebrations for John Rae were considerably more complex than the previous year’s free party with live music! [...]

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13 June 2017
Pigeon Poo clearance

Pigeon Poo clearance

The other day workmen from Paddy Casey, the builders, suitably attired for the task, set about to clear the inches [...]

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23 May 2017
Famous visitor to the Hall

Famous visitor to the Hall

The other day we were approched by Michael Palin ( he of Monty Python and travel documentaries ) as [...]

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16 May 2017
2017 Festival Report

2017 Festival Report

John Rae Festival 5 to 8 May 2017 Last year, the John Rae Society took the first financial step towards [...]

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16 May 2017

Nature Festival - John Rae Trail

As part of the 2017 Orkney Nature Festival, the John Rae Society ran a Family John Rae Explorer Trail around [...]

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12 April 2017

2017 Festival Programme

John Rae Society Festival 2017To celebrate the first step in September 2016 towards the acquisition of the Hall of Clestrain [...]

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21 February 2017
The John Rae Society Festival 2017

The John Rae Society Festival 2017

How did it go? Report from the festivalProgramme for the festival publishedThe John Rae Society is pleased to [...]

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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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