Two public events are planned to mark the 209th birthday of Orphir-born Arctic Explorer John Rae on Friday September 30th
DNA extracted from tooth and bone samples recovered in 2013 were confirmed to be the remains of Warrant Officer John Gregory, engineer aboard HMS Erebus.
“The John Rae Society is presenting a series of on-line talks about the good Doctor’s adventures and discoveries”
There is a plaque on the approach to the house. This was made by the stonemason
at the St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, depicting the North West Passage.