In 1929 the Orphir Public School held its Christmas concert at the Comrade’s Recreation Hall. There had been fierce gales the whole day through and these continued into the evening.
Svein Asleifarsson – Orkney’s Last Sea Wolf
Described in the Saga as: ‘the greatest man the western world has ever seen in ancient and modern times’- this is part of his story.
A Film Marking The 208th Year Of John Rae’s Birth
A short film of the ceremony to mark the 208th year of the birth of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae, born 30th September 1813 at the Hall of Clestrain, Orphir, Orkney.
Visit The House of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae #DoorsOpen
The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
A Tale of Two Sveins
This tale is set at a time when Orkney was ruled by the Norse Earls.
Breck to Bu and Back Again
“We’ve done this walk many times before, but, as with any walk, there is always something different to see.”
Weather Forecast: A Few Showers
Mostly light winds. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain
The JRS will hold two Open Days, on 1st and 2nd August, from 10 am until 4.30pm each day.
We Return To the Orphir Hills!
“After the snow had finally cleared away, a string of beautiful days followed, one after the other. We decided to go on the second of the walks in the Orphir Hills which we’d earmarked after this one…..”
Following The ‘Arrers At ‘Obbister!
“For this walk the main thing is to follow the ‘arrers “