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13 January 2022
The John Rae Spirit vote

The John Rae Spirit vote

John Rae – Image courtesy of Stromness MuseumHelp us define the John Rae Spirit. Using the link below we want [...]

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1 June 2021
JRS Conservation Plan

JRS Conservation Plan

The John Rae Society commissioned Simpson & Brown Architects and Heritage Consultants to produce a Conservation Maintenance Plan for the [...]

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14 January 2022
JRS 2022 Talks:

JRS 2022 Talks:

The John Rae Society welcomes three Arctic experts to Orkney via Zoom in our second series of on-line talksto share [...]

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12 January 2022
JRS Talks 2021 – # 3 by Tom Addyman: The Hall of Clestrain

JRS Talks 2021 – # 3 by Tom Addyman: The Hall of Clestrain

Tom Addyman, MA (Conservation of Historic Buildings) with distinction, established Addyman Archaeology, one of the leading archaeological companies in Britain, [...]

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11 January 2022
Orkney Adventure Scouts renamed.

Orkney Adventure Scouts renamed.

About three years ago the Orkney Adventure Scouts decided to rename themselves the John Rae Explorer Scouts. So inspired were [...]

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20 December 2021
Seasons Greetings to you all.

Seasons Greetings to you all.

From The Trustees of the John Rae Society – Thanks for all your support[...]

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20 December 2021
JRS Talks 2021 – # 2 by Bob Shepton: Greenland and Baffin with the Wild Bunch

JRS Talks 2021 – # 2 by Bob Shepton: Greenland and Baffin with the Wild Bunch

Join Bob Shepton, Reverend and self-styled Arctic Explorer as he talks about his journey to Greenland and Baffin with the [...]

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15 December 2021
Pilgrim Trust supports the John Rae Society

Pilgrim Trust supports the John Rae Society

Our President explains our aims to Sir Mark Jones of The Pilgrim TrustThe Pilgrim Trust supports the John Rae SocietyTrustees [...]

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13 December 2021
JRS Talks 2021 - # 1 by Ken Stewart : Forgotten Hero

JRS Talks 2021 - # 1 by Ken Stewart : Forgotten Hero

Ken Stewart gives a talk on John Rae’s boyhood in Orkney, his medical training and work as a doctor, his [...]

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10 December 2021
JRS 2021 AGM Report

JRS 2021 AGM Report

Visitors from the US and Canada as well as parts of the UK tuned in to hear more about the [...]

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24 November 2021
Sir Mark Jones, Chair of The Pilgrim Trust, visits the Hall of Clestrain

Sir Mark Jones, Chair of The Pilgrim Trust, visits the Hall of Clestrain

Our President Andrew Appleby ( in yellow ) explains various features of the Hall to Sir Mark JonesIn somewhat blustery [...]

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