Arctic Day - by the Scottish Government

Published: Saturday, 02 March 2019 16:25

Organised by the Scottish Government in conjunction with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Arctic Day will provide a free and public forum for debates and knowledge-exchange on the past, present and future of Scottish-Arctic connections. Scotland-based experts will be joined by a number of international speakers to stimulate discussions on current...


John Rae appointed as honorary chartered surveyor by RICS

Published: Friday, 14 September 2018 08:55

The achievements and life of pioneering Scottish explorer and surveyor Dr John Rae were celebrated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today. Fronted by RICS President John Hughes, RICS has appointed John Rae an honorary chartered surveyor and will present the John Rae society his posthumous RICS diploma at...


Buy Michael Palin's new book on Erebus

Published: Monday, 06 August 2018 13:52

A chance to buy Michael Palin’s new book  “ Erebus the story of a ship” . Every one bought from us will help to go towards the restoration fund for the Hall of Clestrain. The book follows the whole story of the ship Erebus and not just her involvement with...


Arctic Return

Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 15:43

We have heard from our friends in Canada that there is an expedition to the arctic planned in 2019 in commemoration of John Rae's exploits. This is from the expedition website "In March 2019, the Arctic Return Expedition team will return to Naujaat and embark upon on a 650-kilometre trek across...


John Rae to be given the Freedom of Orkney

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017 13:28

The Presentation of this honour will be made by the Council in Stromness on Saturday 30th September 2017 all welcome. The News that the The Orkney Isles Council is awarding Dr. John Rae a posthumous honour of The Freedom of The County of Orkney is so welcomely applauded. As President of The...


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