'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
We are looking for helpers to help the society at the various events that we have planned.
You don't have to be a member, although we would love you to join us.
If you have some time to spare and would like to help us achieve our aims, this year we need helpers for:
- Science Festival
- 30th September - John Rae's Birthday
As well as these events we are always looking for people to help out, also if you have a particular skill that you feel might be of help to the Society, please contact us. We are not looking for any formal comitments from anyone, just an expression of interest to help.
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