“The John Rae Society is presenting a series of on-line talks about the good Doctor’s adventures and discoveries”
The Hall of Clestrain: a brief history – by Fiona Gould
“This booklet is now available, and can be can be purchased online For £6.00 or as a paper copy for £9.00. It is just over 5000 words in length”
Bernie Bell’s John Rae Challenge…Completed!!!!
“At 2 minutes to 2, I said, “Right then, I’m now zipping my lip.” For if I needed to ‘say’ something, I had my notebook to hand to write it down – I write as easily as I talk!”
Hall of Clestrain – Archaeology final round up – for now!
“A morning of turf removal exposed impressive stone curbing, which enclosed six neatly cut paving slabs.”
Virtual Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain!
“Because of the current restrictions that you don’t need reminding about, we have created a virtual Open House so you can explore the Hall in 3D, fly in a Drone over the Hall, as well as examine some of the original documents about the building of the Hall.”
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. “
A Personal Photo-Time-Line Of The Hall of Clestrain – Part Two
“And so, on to the year 2017 – The Winding Stair…..”
A Dashing Young Frenchman
” Has anyone any information about Joseph-Rene’s stay in Stromness in 1851″
One Person’s Rubbish…..
“Work is continuing, exploring and excavating around the outside of the Hall of Clestrain – family home of Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae”
“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.