Plaque at the Hall

The unveiling of a ‘National Commemorative Plaque’ dedicated to John Rae took place in glorious autumn sunshine at Clestrain on 30th September - the 202nd anniversary of his birth. The plaque was awarded thanks to the efforts of former trustee Josh Gourlay, who had submitted the nomination to Historic Scotland...

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Sponsor a Window

Thanks to all who helped protect the Hall of Clestrain and sponsored a window ( or a door ) Although this request has now been fulfilled we are always looking for donations please vist our donation page here              ...

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Acro prop sponsors

Acro Prop Sponsors Thanks to all the genrous people who donated money to sponsor the much needed acro props - the first stage in saving the Hall of Clestrain.  ...

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Clestrain progress

Clestrain Gets Your Full Support...! { Image kindly supplied by James Grieve of http://www.jamesgrievephotography.net/ } The Hall of Clestrain was built in 1769 for the Honeyman family; descendants of the Bishop of Orkney from 1664-76, Andrew Honeyman. The family later moved to the mainland and the Hall became home to their agent John...

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3D Scanning

In spring 2014, Associate Professor Doug Pritchard of Heriot-Watt University visited Orkney as a guest of the Society. His task was to digitally scan and record a number of sites associated with Dr John Rae. Here Doug describes the technology and the scanning of the Hall of Clestrain... Videos now available...

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