John Rae

22 September 2020
Imagined artwork of the Hall when John Rae was a boy

Imagined artwork of the Hall when John Rae was a boy

As part of the Scotland Digs Digital campaign, illustrator Sara Julia Campbell has reimagined a 19th-century scene from the Hall [...]

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3 August 2020
Box restored

Box restored

This beautiful round box belonged to John Rae when he was working for Hudson’s Bay Company. It was kindly given [...]

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11 June 2019
Investiture at the Hall

Investiture at the Hall

On Wednesday 5th June Isaac, here, was invested into the John Rae Explorer Scouts. This was a great honour for [...]

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26 March 2019

Article by Rognvald Boyd on John Rae

We have been sent an interesting article by a member, Rognvald Boyd.Here is an extract:“Dr. John Rae – commemorated on [...]

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14 September 2018
John Rae appointed as honorary chartered surveyor by RICS

John Rae appointed as honorary chartered surveyor by RICS

The achievements and life of pioneering Scottish explorer and surveyor Dr John Rae were celebrated by the Royal Institution of [...]

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19 January 2018
Book review - Finding John Rae

Book review - Finding John Rae

This book review was first published by the Ormsby Review on https://bcbooklook.comThe bane of the British AdmiralityFinding John Rae is [...]

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10 July 2017
John Rae given the freedom of Orkney

John Rae given the freedom of Orkney

This year’s birthday celebrations for John Rae were considerably more complex than the previous year’s free party with live music! [...]

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1 July 2015

Hudson's Bay Company

The Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada has done a fantastic job creating a web site commemorating some of Canada’s historic [...]

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17 December 2014
The Reception

The Reception

We were ushered up to the noisy, excited, throng overlooking Horse Guards Parade. I plugged in my computer and [...]

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