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7 October 2023

John Rae's 210th Birthday Graveside Ceremony

Orkney’s renowned Arctic explorer, John Rae had his 210th birthday, marked by this graveside ceremony on Saturday 30th September. We [...]

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26 September 2023

Patron Michael Palin sends birthday wishes to John Rae

We were delighted to receive birthday wishes for John Rae’s 210th birthday from renowned explorer, celebrity and John Rae Society [...]

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20 September 2023
Join us for a Rum do to celebrate John Rae’s 210th birthday

Join us for a Rum do to celebrate John Rae’s 210th birthday

We have an array of events to mark 21 decades since the birth of Arctic Explorer John Rae (1813 – [...]

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7 August 2023

Science Festival 2013 John Rae Whisky

The John Rae whisky! Lyon and Turnbull 16th August 2023 lots 404 and 405This is an amazing chance to bid [...]

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12 June 2023
President’s Sea Swim Blog # 4

President’s Sea Swim Blog # 4

Friday 12th May.The crickets were rasping their legs together to make that luxurious sound. If they were to kick-harder, it [...]

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6 June 2023

Long Strides Launch, 19:00 17th June, Orkney Brewery

Dear Guests,The John Rae Society is delighted to invite you and another to the launch of The Orkney Brewery’s [...]

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16 May 2023
President's Sea Swim Blog # 3

President's Sea Swim Blog # 3

Sigrid and I are preparing to go to France for a month soon. I will miss the open Orkney Ocean [...]

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30 April 2023
Clestrain mantel returns to its hearth!

Clestrain mantel returns to its hearth!

Frankie and Pearl Sinclair came to the Hall of Clestrain on one of our open days. They said they had [...]

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25 April 2023
£3300 Donation from the Rocky Mountaineer Company

£3300 Donation from the Rocky Mountaineer Company

In April 2021 I began an email correspondence with JRS member, Glenn Munro, following the death of Ian Waddell. Glenn [...]

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