The John Rae Society (JRS) held its annual commemoration of the birth of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae on Saturday 30th of September 2023. After a short piper led walk to Rae’s […]
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Two public events are planned to mark the 209th birthday of Orphir-born Arctic Explorer John Rae on Friday September 30th
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.
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.
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.
” I thought I’d also go back to when Mike and I first visited the Hall of Clestrain, look through our photos, and put together a similar time-line of developments, there.”
“As a patron of the JRS, Michael Palin (I do have trouble calling people ‘sir’) agreed to sponsor The John Rae Explorer badge for the youth of Orkney.”
The extra-ordinary, free-standing stone stairway at Clestrain, has been photographed many times
We have been asked by Bernie Bell to share this video clip report about the success of the expedition.