Memorial flowers

A few months ago we were contacted by Ruth Pottinger via Facebook messenger she asked:

"Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. My friends father past away with terminal cancer the other day and he was a huge fan of John Rae and when I was last visiting I took down photos of his home and new statue in Stromness. My friends mum asked me if I could lay some flowers in memory of Bill (her husband) at Clestrain John Raes home? I have a day off on Monday and wondered if I could lay some flowers there then if at all possible? Thank you and look forward to hearing back from you. Ruth"

At the time we did not own the Hall but asked the owners if this would be ok which it was and so Ruth went up there and had a private ceremony and kindly took some photos for the web site.

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News

John Rae to be given the Freedom of Orkney

The News that the The Orkney Isles Council is awarding Dr. John Rae a posthumous honour of The Freedom of The County of Orkney is so welcomely applauded. As President of

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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

John Rae’s Birthday Weekend

John Rae’s 204th birthday is on the 30th September. The John Rae Society commemorates this event every year, but, this year, we want to extend the celebrations over a whole

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Dounby Show

Thursday 10th August. Come along and visit us at the JRS tent. Volunteers welcome to help out on the stand.

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Open afternoons at Hall of Clestrain

Sunday 23rd July and Sunday 3rd September 2017 Come and see us and the progress at the Hall. Talk about our future plans. If anyone is interested in volunteering to sell raffle

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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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