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.
New Exhibition Retelling the Story of Dr John Rae
A new exhibition at the University of Aberdeen will bring together the work of one of Scotland’s most acclaimed landscape artists, Barbara Rae, and the story of Orcadian Arctic explorer, John Rae.
Weather Forecast: Bright with a scattering of showers.
Brisk west to southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Visit to Orkney, June 2022
“For someone who’s built the first astronomically aligned stone circle in the British Isles for over 3000 years, my growing acquaintance with them has been a long-drawn-out process. “
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.
‘Rae’s Welcome Home’ Royalties to go to JRS
The John Rae Society is to benefit from royalties from a new song.
‘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.
Weather Forecast: Wet and windy at times.
Rain and strong southerly winds over Orkney. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
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.”