John Rae Society

Hall of Clestrain - The Top Floor

In this video our President - Andrew Appleby, vists the top floor where the very interesting roof structure can be seen and there may have been living accomendation above.

The Hall was built in 1769 and is a grade A listed building, one of a few of its type in Scotland. It has a long history involving pirates, poets and explorers but is now in desperate need of rescuing for the next stage in its life - a world class Event Venue and an Education Centre for the Arctic.

If you would like to help us restore this fine building and turn it into an award winning Events Venue either contact us on or visit our web site at

If you would like to donate to our project then you can use our JustGiving page at


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