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OHS AGM Thursday 18th November 2021 – Online event

OHS AGM Thursday 18th November 2021 7pm

and talk by Lynn Campbell: Orkney’s Other HalfThe Role of Women in Orkney History

Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic crisis, Orkney Heritage Society has had another busy year and there is much to hear about and celebrate.  The AGM provides an opportunity for members to get together to exchange ideas for future activities of the Society.

Due to concerns about recent increases in cases of Covid-19 in Orkney, this year the AGM will be held online at 7.00pm on Thursday 18th November 2021, on the Zoom platform.

To receive a link for the meeting please go to Eventbrite by clicking on this link:

This allows us to collect e-mail addresses and so confirm which attendees of the meeting are members.

The agenda for the meeting can be found on our Resources Page, where you will also find the minutes from the 2020 AGM, financial reports and other relevant documents.

Over the last three years, the Society has published bumper editions of its Newsletter.  Unfortunately, this is expensive and we need to look at ways of reducing our cost.  An easy and green solution would be to distribute an electronic PDF version.   For those still wanting a hard copy, would members be happy with a £5 contribution for postage and printing?  We are keen to have feedback from members on this.

As ever there is an opportunity to get involved and this year there are again vacancies on the Board of Trustees.  We are therefore looking forward to welcoming new members to the Board and would hope you will consider standing. Normally, meetings are held every six weeks on an evening in Kirkwall and last for about 2 hours.  This year our meetings have been online, but are now beginning to meet again in person.

Please email or if you would like more information.

Following the conclusion of business, Lynn Campbell will give a short talk on the role of women in Orkney history: Orkney’s Other Half – Women in Orkney”.

We look forward to seeing you,

Yours sincerely

Neil Kermode


Hall of Clestrain – Talk on archaeological work and future plans now available online.

If you missed the excellent online talk 24 March 2021 by the Orkney Archaeology Society and the John Rae Society on recent archaeological works and plans for restoration works at the Hall of Clestrain, now’s your chance to catch up.

The talk was recorded and is now available on YouTube via the link below.

Hall of Clestrain - Talk - 24 March 2021

Hall of Clestrain – Talk on recent archaeological work and planned restoration, Wednesday 24 March 2021

On Wed 24th March there is a talk at 7pm on the recent archaeology undertaken and the planned restoration of the Hall of Clestrain. This event is a joint meeting with Orkney Archaeology Society and the John Rae Society.

The event is free to attend and tickets are available by going to:

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