'If the myth gets bigger than the man, print the myth...'
And so, the man who failed, regrettably with a considerable loss of life, has gone down in history as a hero, while the astonishing achievements of an unassuming Orkney doctor remain unknown.
That's why, in 2013, The John Rae Society was formed.Read more
John Rae Society buys the Hall of Clestrain!
Party time ! - Come and join us to celebrate John Rae's birthday.
Stone and plaque unveiled at the Hall of ClestrainReport
News: Display board and donation box at the HallDetails here.
News: Urgent repairs to the Hall of Clestrain Details here.
Update: Member John Snoad has compiled an updated Book List here
Buy: Jane Glue print of the Hall of Clestrain available to buy from here READ MORE
News: On 30 September 2014, a plaque was erected in Westminster Abbey, London, recognising John Rae as an Arctic Explorer. READ MORE