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.
Rain and strong southerly winds over Orkney. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
“Today, the 30th of September, is the 208th birthday of Orkney’s great hero, Dr. John Rae.”
The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
Rather fresh northerly breeze, but slowly easing. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
The JRS will hold two Open Days, on 1st and 2nd August, from 10 am until 4.30pm each day.
The books are the entire collection of Mr John Bramwell, a life member of the society.
“Orkney’s John Rae Society’s Fundraising group had the bright idea of asking supporters to do special sponsored challenges to raise urgently needed funds for our active Society.”
“June is Indigenous People’s Month, and June the 21st is Indigenous People’s Day”