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One of only 30 - the special limited edition of Highland Park produced to honour John Rae

Raise a glass to John Rae!

A special bottle of single malt whisky from Highland Park helped Orkney International Science Festival mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Arctic explorer John Rae. Talks on Rae have been a frequent feature of the Festival since its [...]

September 27, 2013 NEWS
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John Rae’s stonehouse – home from home in the Arctic

They don’t get a whole lot of tourists in Repulse Bay. It is not that they don’t deserve them; the natural environment is beautiful and special. However, at the very north of Hudson Bay and at more than 66o in [...]

June 24, 2013 Summer Issue 2013
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The greatest Arctic explorer of them all: John Rae 200 years on

He set out from his home in Orkney when he was just nineteen, a newly qualified medical graduate, off to Hudson’s Bay to try a summer, but it was fourteen years before he could return – as a seasoned explorer [...]

March 20, 2013 Spring Issue 2013
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Images from Canada for the John Rae bicentenary

Here in Toronto, where I live, a great many artists have adopted an abstract style. I tried that for a while, but realized that abstraction does not work for me. And so I returned to my old favorite tradition – [...]

March 14, 2013 Arts & Crafts
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John Rae’s favourite places – the story of an exhibition

I’ve always known about John Rae, there is a memorial in St Magnus Cathedral which shows the explorer lying down, his gun by his side, and I knew about Clestrain and that John Rae had lived there. But it was [...]

March 7, 2013 Arts & Crafts
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A year of events to honour John Rae

A rich mix of events will take place across Orkney in the months ahead to mark the bicentenary of one of the greatest Orcadians of all time, the Arctic explorer John Rae. Stromness, from where the ships of the Hudson’s [...]

March 7, 2013 NEWS
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John Rae: a clash of methodologies and ideologies

The scandal that rocked the Victorian establishment It is 200 years since the death of John Rae and this year Orkney and the Science Festival will mark the occasion in a variety of ways. For such an unassuming man he [...]

March 3, 2013 Column