Dounby and Vintage Shows

Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 14:16

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 little wind, but our efforts gave a considerable amount of entertainment to one of our Trustees, Xandra Shearer who although...


Ripcord Adventure Magazine

Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2015 09:20

Just Published : - Article on John Rae by Ken McGoogan in  Ripcord Adventure Magazine...


Letter from Mary Davey and Jane Hamilton

Published: Monday, 15 December 2014 14:58

Dear Andrew, We are writing to commend you and the Board of Trustees of the John Rae Society for their interest, commitment and dedication to the goals and objectives of the society during its inaugural year. An incredible amount of time and effort has contributed to raising awareness of John Rae's...


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