Surveyors Visit

In January 2017 we paid for a structural survey of the Hall of Clestrain by Steve Wood of David Narro Associates of Edinburgh. The purpose of this visit is to ascertain the current state of the Hall and to plan a way forward.

WP 20170110 11 42 27 RichOn the day of his visit the Orcadian weather gods were not in our favour but that did not deter us or Steve from doing a through survey. We were helped again by Paddy Cassey’s team who provided a ‘cherry picker’ so that Steve could take a good look at the higher levels outside.

 

 

 

 

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After the visit we chatted to Steve, and whilst we await the full printed report, his initial views were that the Hall was in surprisingly good shape despite its history.

With this report we will be in a better position to plan the route ahead, we will keep you posted.

News

John Rae to be given the Freedom of Orkney

The Presentation of this honour will be made by the Council in Stromness on Saturday 30th September 2017 all welcome. The News that the The Orkney Isles Council is awarding Dr.

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Our Lottery Prizes for 2017

These are some of the great prizes that can be won in this year's John Rae Society Lottery. We will be drawing this on John Rae's birthday 30th September, so

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JRS gets a mention in the Scottish Parliament

Today 9th Nov 2016 we heard that Liam McArthur, our SMP tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament about our aquisition of the Hall of Clestrain. Motion Number: S5M-02372 Lodged By:

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Events

John Rae’s Birthday Weekend

John Rae’s 204th birthday is on the 30th September. The John Rae Society commemorates this event every year, but, this year, we want to extend the celebrations over a whole

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Nature Festival - John Rae Trail

As part of the 2017 Orkney Nature Festival, the John Rae Society ran a Family John Rae Explorer Trail around Stromness on Friday 19th May, led by Rachel Boak, from

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JRS Lottery draw

The John Rae Society lottery draw was drawn on Sunday 18th Dec at 8pm at the Pomona inn, Finstown. Our Thanks to everyone who bought tickets.                 Drawing the tickets were honorary

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Membership is open to any person, or corporate body, who has an interest in the life of John Rae and supports the aims and objectives of The John Rae Society

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