Orcadian historian, Bryce Wilson, gave a short address reminding the gathering of Rae’s great achievements as an Arctic explorer and of discovering the fate of the Franklin Expedition.
Signed Copy of Erebus by Michael Palin among the Amazing Lots: Auction in Support of the John Rae Society
The lots including signed specialist books, original artworks, and a rare special edition Highland Park Whisky with the money raised going to support the work of The John Rae Society.
Celebrate the Birthday of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae
Two public events are planned to mark the 209th birthday of Orphir-born Arctic Explorer John Rae on Friday September 30th
Hall of Clestrain Reveals Its Hidden Depths
The Hall of Clestrain, childhood home of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae, is surrounded by a moat which over the years has become completely blocked up.
Polar Bears and Arctic Exploration: New Online Lectures From The John Rae Society
Three Arctic experts will speak via Zoom sharing their insights on various aspects of life in the extreme North.
‘Forgotten Hero’ Dr John Rae
Ken Stewart gives a talk on John Rae’s boyhood in Orkney, his medical training and work as a doctor, his Arctic expeditions and how he solved the two great remaining mysteries of the Arctic.
A Film Marking The 208th Year Of John Rae’s Birth
A short film of the ceremony to mark the 208th year of the birth of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae, born 30th September 1813 at the Hall of Clestrain, Orphir, Orkney.
Letters: Marking the Birth of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae
“Today, the 30th of September, is the 208th birthday of Orkney’s great hero, Dr. John Rae.”
Celebrate The Birthday of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae
An open invite has been extended to Orkney and the rest of the world to celebrate the life and deeds of John Rae on Thursday, 30th September at noon by the Society building a legacy to his name.
Long Strider Rae
Known to the Inuit people as Long Strider, Dr John Rae should be famed for his exploits not only as a hero of the Victorian Age but also today and yet this Orkney born Arctic explorer was vilified in his own time.