A Canadian writes...

Published: Monday, 15 December 2014 14:16

The award-winning author of eleven books, among them the bestseller How the Scots Invented Canada, Ken McGoogan contacted us the other day via his blog  John Rae tie prompts expression of remorse . . .and THANKS!     I have been remiss. I received this gorgeous tie -- which is embossed! -- a few days ago....


Graveside Commemoration and Wreath Laying

Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:07

It was a warm sunny day in Kirkwall on 22 July 2014 when a small group gathered at the back wall of St Magnus Cathedral kirkyard to commemorate the death of Dr John Rae in 1893. The grave itself had been tastefully decorated with wild flowers and the gravestone looked much...


John Rae