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...

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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 https://www.arcticreturn.com/ "In March 2019, the Arctic Return Expedition team will return to Naujaat and embark upon on a 650-kilometre trek across...

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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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Our Lottery Prizes for 2017

Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:36

These are some of the great prizes that can be won in this year's John Rae Society Lottery. We will be drawing this on John Rae's birthday 30th September, so hurry to buy your tickets to get a chance to win one of these great prizes! Tickets are £10 for...

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JRS gets a mention in the Scottish Parliament

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:21

Today 9th Nov 2016 we heard that Liam McArthur, our SMP tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament about our aquisition of the Hall of Clestrain. Motion Number: S5M-02372 Lodged By: Liam McArthur Date Lodged: 07/11/2016 Title: John Rae Society to Restore Hall of Clestrain Motion Text: That the...

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