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Letters: Marking the Birth of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae

Dear Orkney News,

Today, the 30th of September, is the 208th birthday of Orkney’s great hero, Dr. John Rae.

On this date  The John Rae Society remember him with a midday ceremony by his graveside. He was buried with great honour in the St. Magnus Cathedral Kirkyard, according to his wishes.

If you cannot attend, but feel the great respect for John Rae that so many of us do, then please give him a thought at noon.

With all good wishes,

Andrew Appleby,

President of The John Rae Society www.johnraesociety.com

John Rae statue by sculptor Ian Scott. Image credit Martin Laird

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