Described in the Saga as: ‘the greatest man the western world has ever seen in ancient and modern times’- this is part of his story.
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.
The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
This tale is set at a time when Orkney was ruled by the Norse Earls.
“We’ve done this walk many times before, but, as with any walk, there is always something different to see.”
Mostly light winds. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
The JRS will hold two Open Days, on 1st and 2nd August, from 10 am until 4.30pm each day.
“After the snow had finally cleared away, a string of beautiful days followed, one after the other. We decided to go on the second of the walks in the Orphir Hills which we’d earmarked after this one…..”
“For this walk the main thing is to follow the ‘arrers “
Some images from around Orkney