By Bernie Bell
Here on Orkney, we are very well aware of John Rae’s achievements and abilities. Thankfully, others are gradually coming to recognize him as what he was, a truly exceptional person, in many ‘fields’.
I am a member of the John Rae Society https://www.johnraesociety.com/ and so, received an email, with a link telling of how the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), has honoured John Rae, and have included him amongst their greatest surveyors of all time to mark 150 years of RICS.
They are inviting people to vote for their favourite in a number of categories. If you would like to read of this recent honour for Dr. Rae, and maybe spread the word amongst his supporters and admirers, the link is here: https://www.rics.org/uk/news-insight/topics-trends/rics-150th-anniversary/pride-in-the-profession/dr-john-rae-honorary-chartered-surveyor/
The poll for voting for your favourite surveyor, closes on 1 February.