John Rae, the Orkney man who befriended the Arctic, is one of our Great Scots. Read how the society is preserving his memory, celebrating his achievements and restoring his reputation.

Road to the Arctic Fund

Our fundraising drive to raise £150k to construct a crucial access road to Hall of Clestrain that will allow access for the heavy machinery needed to restore the building is well under way. Through kind donations from members and local businesses and fundraising efforts of many we have now raised £74,915. Find our more about this plan and how you can help us.

Hall of Clestrain

Help us Save Hall of Clestrain

John Rae’s childhood home Hall of Clestrain is in dire need of rescue. The Society is working hard to raise funds to save this Grade A-listed villa of architectural significance. Find out how you can help us.

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