John Rae

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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17 December 2014
Westminster

Westminster

At 3.30 p.m. as the Abbey was closing to the public, the invited guests began to gather at The Great [...]

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17 December 2014
The lead up to the presentation

The lead up to the presentation

We had a twin celebration of the unveiling of the memorial stone to Dr. John Rae in Westminster Abbey.One in [...]

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16 December 2014

Our first Year

John Rae Society’s First YearAs you will see, we have been rather busy!Behind the scenes work to get a memorial [...]

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29 July 2014
Graveside Commemoration and Wreath Laying

Graveside Commemoration and Wreath Laying

It was a warm sunny day in Kirkwall on 22 July 2014 when a small group gathered at the back [...]

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30 May 2014
John Rae Biography

John Rae Biography

John Rae was born at the Hall of Clestrain, Orphir, on 30th September 1813; one of nine children. His [...]

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