“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. “
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.
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 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.