The John Rae Society have been working on its restoration and their plans to develop it into an Arctic resource centre. Recently they were visited by Sir Mark Jones, Chair of the Pilgrim Trust.
Dig It! Discovering John Rae’s Story at The Hall of Clestrain
“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.
Clestrain Hall at Orphir Community Hall !!! –
The Future of Clestrain’ – Saturday 14th March 2020 – 11:30am – 5:00pm – Orphir Community Centre
Long Strider Rae
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.
The Two Johns – A Personal Perspective
I initially joined the John Rae Society, for two reasons. The first reason being – I dislike injustice.
John Rae Society Open Day at Clestrain House
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.