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31 May 2022
The John Rae Big Birthday Prize Draw

The John Rae Big Birthday Prize Draw

We have re-instated our annual draw! Tickets are £1 each and will be sent out to our members with 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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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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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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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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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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24 September 2021
Come celebrate John Rae, one of Orkney’s greatest sons, at birthday graveside ceremony

Come celebrate John Rae, one of Orkney’s greatest sons, at birthday graveside ceremony

John Rae Society invites the world to remember the remarkable life and achievements of Arctic explorer John Rae at St [...]

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