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6 February 2017
Planning Day

Planning Day

Hall of Clestrain planning workshop, 28th January 2017 On 28th January members of the John Rae Society’s Hall of Clestrain [...]

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13 October 2016
John Rae's Birthday 2016

John Rae's Birthday 2016

The poster for the eventAt 11.00 p.m. at John Rae’s grave side in Kirkwall cathedral a piper played beautiful music, [...]

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23 August 2016
We own the Hall of Clestrain!

We own the Hall of Clestrain!

Hall of Clestrain Purchase – Press ReleaseAfter a long period of delicate negotiations the John Rae Society is very pleased [...]

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22 August 2016
Dounby and Vintage Shows

Dounby and Vintage Shows

Our new tent got its first outing at the 2016 Dounby Show. The evening before, several of us [...]

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22 August 2016

Blue Door

It was a busy week helping at the Blue Door as well as the Dounby show. However the helpers of [...]

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18 March 2016
Display board and donation box

Display board and donation box

Last weekend Colin and Davey went down to the Hall of Clestrain to install the Display board and donation box. [...]

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18 February 2016
Urgent Repairs to the Hall of Clestrain

Urgent Repairs to the Hall of Clestrain

During the early part of the winter, a section of the roof was damaged and a gaping hole appeared. The [...]

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16 December 2015
Plaque at the Hall

Plaque at the Hall

The unveiling of a ‘National Commemorative Plaque’ dedicated to John Rae took place in glorious autumn sunshine at Clestrain [...]

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1 July 2015

Hudson's Bay Company

The Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada has done a fantastic job creating a web site commemorating some of Canada’s historic [...]

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