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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.com The bane of the British Admirality Finding John Rae is [...]

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1 January 2018
Arctic Return

Arctic Return

We have heard from our friends in Canada that there is an expedition to the arctic planned in 2019 in [...]

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29 August 2017
Michael Palin agrees to become a Patron

Michael Palin agrees to become a Patron

The other day one of our Trustees received an email from Michael Palin saying that he is very happy to [...]

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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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23 May 2017
Famous visitor to the Hall

Famous visitor to the Hall

The other day we were approched by Michael Palin ( he of Monty Python and travel documentaries ) as [...]

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16 May 2017
2017 Festival Report

2017 Festival Report

John Rae Festival 5 to 8 May 2017 Last year, the John Rae Society took the first financial step towards [...]

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16 May 2017

Nature Festival - John Rae Trail

As part of the 2017 Orkney Nature Festival, the John Rae Society ran a Family John Rae Explorer Trail around [...]

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12 April 2017

2017 Festival Programme

John Rae Society Festival 2017 To celebrate the first step in September 2016 towards the acquisition of the Hall of Clestrain [...]

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21 February 2017
The John Rae Society Festival 2017

The John Rae Society Festival 2017

How did it go? Report from the festival Programme for the festival published The John Rae Society is pleased to [...]

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