Sunday, 28 September 2014
Next Tuesday - 30 September - is the 201st anniversary of the birth of the Orkney-born, Arctic Explorer, Dr John Rae. This will be marked by ceremonies - one at Westminster Abbey where a plaque will be unveiled; the other at his graveside followed by a service at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. The former is private, by invitation only; the latter is open to the public. Details appear in The Orcadian.
Scottish Islands Explorer - available in both areas; aware of his achievements