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31 December 2014BEM for OHS President

We are pleased to announce that THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to Alexander James FIRTH. For voluntary service in Orkney. 
Sandy has been our President for many years, and we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to him and his wife Hilda for this recognition.

We are doubly pleased to see that Bryce Wilson, holder of an OHS occasional award has also been awarded an MBE.   Congratulations Bryce!

03 November 2014OHS AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Orkney Heritage Society will take place on 12 November 2014 in the Friends Room of the St Magnus Centre at 7.00pm. 

It will be followed by a free talk by Tom King on the St Kilda Work Party 1987.


You can find the minutes of last year's AGM and Agenda for this year's meeting by clicking on the links below. 

Minutes of 2013 AGM

Agenda of 2014 AGM

03 October 2014John Rae 200 - Conference Proceedings

Orkney Heritage Society is pleased to announce the publication of the John Rae 200 Conference, organised by the Orkney Natural History Society (Stromness Museum) between 28-30 September 2013.  The Conference Proceedings have been published as The New Orkney Antiquarian Journal: Volume 7, and is available from the Stromness Museum, Orkney Museum, Orkney Library & Archives and The Orcadian Bookshop.  It costs £20.