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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

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John Rae Society is mentioned in the Scottish Parliament

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John Rae Society buys the Hall of Clestrain!

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Thanks to everyone who attended our Party for John Rae's 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

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Dounby and Vintage Shows

Our new tent got its first outing at the 2016 Dounby Show. The evening before, several of us struggled to put it up in the rain, thankfully there was very

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Blue Door

It was a busy week helping at the Blue Door as well as the Dounby show. However the helpers of the Blue Door enabled us to recieve £2788.46 from sales

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Plaque at the Hall

The unveiling of a ‘National Commemorative Plaque’ dedicated to John Rae took place in glorious autumn sunshine at Clestrain on 30th September - the 202nd anniversary of his birth. The

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