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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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AGM 2017 12th November - 7:30pm Pomona Inn Finstown Orkney

Report on 2017 Birthday Weekend

John Rae given the Freedom of Orkney

Michael Palin agrees to become a Patron

John Rae Birthday party events announced

Council will be presenting John Rae the Freedom of Stromness

 

John Rae to be given the Freedom of Orkney! The Orkney Island Council have voted.

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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

 

HudsonTedHudson Bay Company - 2016 Christmas Bear is named after John Rae

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Only available in Canada and USA - Now back in stock!

John Rae Society is mentioned in the Scottish Parliament

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John Rae Society acquires the Hall of Clestrain!

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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

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News

John Rae to be given the Freedom of Orkney

The Presentation of this honour will be made by the Council in Stromness on Saturday 30th September 2017 all welcome. The News that the The Orkney Isles Council is awarding Dr.

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Our Lottery Prizes for 2017

These are some of the great prizes that can be won in this year's John Rae Society Lottery. We will be drawing this on John Rae's birthday 30th September, so

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JRS gets a mention in the Scottish Parliament

Today 9th Nov 2016 we heard that Liam McArthur, our SMP tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament about our aquisition of the Hall of Clestrain. Motion Number: S5M-02372 Lodged By:

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Events

Nature Festival - John Rae Trail

As part of the 2017 Orkney Nature Festival, the John Rae Society ran a Family John Rae Explorer Trail around Stromness on Friday 19th May, led by Rachel Boak, from

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JRS Lottery draw

The John Rae Society lottery draw was drawn on Sunday 18th Dec at 8pm at the Pomona inn, Finstown. Our Thanks to everyone who bought tickets.                 Drawing the tickets were honorary

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Support Us

Membership

Membership is open to any person, or corporate body, who has an interest in the life of John Rae and supports the aims and objectives of The John Rae Society

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Donate

As a Registered Charity we are always needing funding for many projects within a variety of time frames. We are grateful for anything you can afford and you can donate by PayPal, cheque or BACS.

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