Visitor Centre 'flies' in

Delighted to say that our long-awaited Visitor Centre dangled in this afternoon. All went SO smoothly. Water will be connected this week and drainage sorted too. We had four groups of visitors during the process, including a travel journalist for The Times and a TV programmer. All good future contacts. A donation of...


Clestrain Archive Research day

Sat 27th April 2019 10am - 3pm Orkney Library and Archive Join Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon for a day of researching the history and archaeology of the Hall of Clestrain and surrounding area in the Archive Room, Orkney Library and Archive, Junction Road, Kirkwall. Explore maps, documents and census records. How can I...


Motion in Scotish Parlament about Arctic Return

Motion S5M-16553: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/03/2019 Expedition Team Retraces Steps of Dr John Rae  That the Parliament congratulates the four-man expedition team that is making its final preparations before setting out to retrace the steps of the Orcadian Arctic explorer, Dr John Rae; understands that the...


JRS has been sucessful in its LEADER application

Exciting news !! After a lot of  work and help from the OIC we had the final confirmation that we have been successful in obtaining the EU LEADER funding that will enable us to employ a Project Manager to help progress our plans. As well as this LEADER along with the...


Wind and Watertight Stage 1

Thanks to the hard work of Paddy Cassey Construction the first stage of the renovation of the Hall of Clestrain has been accomplished. The building was in desparate need for protection from the elements. Orkney gets some severe weather at times and we were advised by the surveyors to carry out...


John Rae