Tag: Clestrain Hall

Clestrain Courtyard!

“there is a very urgent need to interpret the courtyard at the rear of the Hall. Since it is a Palladian building, we all know its importance for Orkney. Palladian farm courtyards, by their nature are very rare indeed.

Long Strider Rae

statue of John Rae in Stromness, He is in his outdoor gear ready to travel across the North of Canada and on his back is slung his rifle

Known to the Inuit people as Long Strider, Dr John Rae should be famed for his exploits not only as a hero of the Victorian Age but also today and yet this Orkney born Arctic explorer was vilified in his own time.