'If the myth gets bigger than the man, print the myth...'
And so, the man who failed, regrettably with a considerable loss of life, has gone down in history as a hero, while the astonishing achievements of an unassuming Orkney doctor remain unknown.
That's why, in 2013, The John Rae Society was formed.READ MORE
AGM 2017 12th November - 7:30pm Pomona Inn Finstown Orkney
John Rae given the Freedom of Orkney
John Rae to be given the Freedom of Orkney! The Orkney Island Council have voted.
Our JustGiving page has been set up if you would like to donate to help retore the Hall of Clestrain please click here
Don't forget to get your JRS Lottery tickets, we are drawing the prizes on the 30th September so time is running out! See a list of the prizes here
2017 5th - 8th May was our First Festival and book launch!Read More
Hall Planning MeetingRead more
Survey of The HallRead more
AGM & Other Minutes PublishedRead more
President's 2016 report Read more
Hudson Bay Company - 2016 Christmas Bear is named after John Rae
Only available in Canada and USA - Now back in stock!
John Rae Society is mentioned in the Scottish Parliament
John Rae Society acquires the Hall of Clestrain!
Thanks to everyone who attended our Party for John Rae's 2016 birthday. A great evening was had by all, full report and photos will follow. Thanks again to Fiona Driver who stood in at the last moment because of Jo Philby's illness. Full report of a great evening here
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Stone and plaque unveiled at the Hall of ClestrainReport
News: Personal memorial flowers at the Hall Details here.
News: Display board and donation box at the HallDetails here.
News: Urgent repairs to the Hall of Clestrain Details here.
Update: Member John Snoad has compiled an updated Book List here
Buy: Jane Glue print of the Hall of Clestrain available to buy from here READ MORE
News: On 30 September 2014, a plaque was erected in Westminster Abbey, London, recognising John Rae as an Arctic Explorer. READ MORE