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  • 5 June 2020

    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 is a very urgent need to interpret the courtyard [...]

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  • 7 May 2020

    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), are supporting our efforts at this pivotal stage in our [...]

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  • 29 April 2020

    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 Community school in Lyness. Their Head Teacher – Shirley Stuart said [...]

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  • 22 April 2020

    New committee members

    Our committee has grown recently and we welcome: James GrieveMichelle ScottBarbara RaeandLiz Macinally They are actively participating in our on-line video meetings using our Microsoft TEAMS system and whilst it is a [...]

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  • 17 April 2020

    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 restoring the Hall of Clestrain. The deadlines for our current [...]

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