News

29 September 2022
Dress for the weather

Dress for the weather

The weather forecast for tomorrow at noon, the time for the John Rae Birthday graveside dedication marking his 209th birthday, [...]

READ MORE

21 September 2022

John Rae Birthday Events

Join us to celebrate John Rae’s 209th birthdayWe are planning two public events to mark the 209th birthday of Orphir-born [...]

READ MORE

27 August 2022

An Arctic Afternoon on Saturday September 3 from 2pm

Join Us for an Arctic Afternoon, with Cake!Two of the world’s foremost Arctic experts will be helping us understand the [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

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[...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE