Arctic Return Flags come home

Published: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11:22

Stromness Primary On Wednesday morning 5th June, I had the most delightful visit to Stromness primary School where I presented the flag that the youngsters designed. Pictured here are Kitty Grey, Zac Brazier, Maggie Bevan and Nieve Boatwright. I congratulated them on such a splendid achievement. I remarked that the school...


Investiture at the Hall

Published: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 10:47

On Wednesday 5th June Isaac, here, was invested into the John Rae Explorer Scouts. This was a great honour for him as he’d expressly requested to have his investiture at the Hall of Clestrain. It was a splendid evening and we took the troop for a special visit in and...


Our New Project Manager

Published: Saturday, 20 April 2019 12:50

“I am delighted to be part of this project and can fully envisage the restored building, as a premier exhibition and conference centre. One, which I know would be welcomed by the Orkney tourism industry.  However, the ability to create an education and learning facility where cultural and arts events...


Arctic Day - by the Scottish Government

Published: Saturday, 02 March 2019 16:25

Organised by the Scottish Government in conjunction with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Arctic Day will provide a free and public forum for debates and knowledge-exchange on the past, present and future of Scottish-Arctic connections. Scotland-based experts will be joined by a number of international speakers to stimulate discussions on current...


John Rae appointed as honorary chartered surveyor by RICS

Published: Friday, 14 September 2018 08:55

The achievements and life of pioneering Scottish explorer and surveyor Dr John Rae were celebrated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today. Fronted by RICS President John Hughes, RICS has appointed John Rae an honorary chartered surveyor and will present the John Rae society his posthumous RICS diploma at...


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