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...


Buy Michael Palin's new book on Erebus

Published: Monday, 06 August 2018 13:52

A chance to buy Michael Palin’s new book  “ Erebus the story of a ship” . Every one bought from us will help to go towards the restoration fund for the Hall of Clestrain. The book follows the whole story of the ship Erebus and not just her involvement with...


Arctic Return

Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 15:43

We have heard from our friends in Canada that there is an expedition to the arctic planned in 2019 in commemoration of John Rae's exploits. This is from the expedition website https://www.arcticreturn.com/ "In March 2019, the Arctic Return Expedition team will return to Naujaat and embark upon on a 650-kilometre trek across...


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