“Scottish archaeology is all about discovering Scotland’s stories and these are the chapters of people’s lives that we sometimes forget about, but that archaeology is uniquely placed to write. “
“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.
The Future of Clestrain’ – Saturday 14th March 2020 – 11:30am – 5:00pm – Orphir Community Centre
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.
I initially joined the John Rae Society, for two reasons. The first reason being – I dislike injustice.
There is a plaque on the approach to the house. This was made by the stonemason
at the St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, depicting the North West Passage.