The lead up to the presentation

The lead up to the presentation:

We had a twin celebration of the unveiling of the memorial stone to Dr. John Rae in Westminster Abbey.
One in Kirkwall and the other in Westminster.
Here are some pictures of the service in Kirkwall at John Rae's grave in St. Magnus Cathedral.


Colin Bullen and Davie Reid Cleaning John Rae's headstone & Jean Craigie laying the wreath
cleaning the grave layingwreath

Tom Muir offering his words & the grave itself
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June Freeth and Hazel Wrigley during the service in Kirkwall cathedral & John Rae’s Monument with Flowers.
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Janette Park speaking at Kirkwall  Council Reception with a Westminster Background.
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News

Arctic Return Flags come home

Stromness Primary On Wednesday morning 5th June, I had the most delightful visit to Stromness primary School where I presented the flag that the youngsters designed. Pictured here are Kitty Grey,

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Investiture at the Hall

On Wednesday 5th June Isaac, here, was invested into the John Rae Explorer Scouts. This was a great honour for him as he’d expressly requested to have his investiture at

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Our New Project Manager

“I am delighted to be part of this project and can fully envisage the restored building, as a premier exhibition and conference centre. One, which I know would be welcomed

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Events

2018 AGM dates announced

Our next AGM will be at the Pomona inn Finstown on Sunday 4th November at 7.30pm All are welcome

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Talk by Tom Muir

In the Wake of John Rae A review of the talk by Tom Muir at Stromness Town Hall Monday 2nd April 2018, 7.30pm An audience of around fifty enjoyed a talk by

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TALK: - Sir John Richardson and Dr John Rae: Scottish Doctors and Explorers in Search of Franklin

A talk by Adam Doskey, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignRoyal Hotel, Stromness Wednesday 11th July 2018, 7.30pm We were pleased to welcome Adam Doskey to

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