John Rae to be given the Freedom of Orkney

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017 13:28

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. John Rae a posthumous honour of The Freedom of The County of Orkney is so welcomely applauded. As President of The...


Our Lottery Prizes for 2017

Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:36

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 hurry to buy your tickets to get a chance to win one of these great prizes! Tickets are £10 for...


JRS gets a mention in the Scottish Parliament

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:21

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: Liam McArthur Date Lodged: 07/11/2016 Title: John Rae Society to Restore Hall of Clestrain Motion Text: That the...


Memorial flowers

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016 14:51

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...


Blue Door

Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 14:46

It was a busy week helping at the Blue Door as well as the Dounby show. However the helpers of the Blue Door enabled us to recieve £2788.46 from sales for which we are very grateful, and also for the donations of items to sell. Thank you to all involved....


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