An array of events to mark 21 decades since the birth of Arctic Explorer John Rae (1813 – 1893) is planned for Saturday 30th September
This is an amazing chance to bid for this exceedingly rare Highland Park Single Malt Whisky. Just thirty bottles of this 40% vol edition were ever produced. It commemorated the 200th anniversary of John Rae, the great Orcadian Arctic Explorer’s birth.
The Orkney Brewery has launched a new beer called Long Strides, inspired by the Orcadian explorer John Rae, who in the mid-19th Century discovered the North-West passage and the fate of the Franklin expedition which had been seeking it.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Wednesday April 19th 2023
Orkney’s Andrew Appleby was one of 2000 attendees at the 2022 Arctic Assembly held in Reykjavík, Iceland on 13-16 October.
The John Rae Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 7.00 p.m.
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.
Two public events are planned to mark the 209th birthday of Orphir-born Arctic Explorer John Rae on Friday September 30th
Three Arctic experts will speak via Zoom sharing their insights on various aspects of life in the extreme North.
The John Rae Society is to benefit from royalties from a new song.