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The John Rae Society, Orkney

Ian Ritchie and Jocelyne Van den Bossche will be attending the weekend gathering (22-25 March 2019) of The John Rae Society in Orkney along with artist Barbara Rae. Ian will be giving a public talk on the society’s ambition to restore the Hall of Clestrain, John Rae’s house, and to enhance the building’s capacity to create centre for international relations. John Rae, Hon FRICS, a surgeon and surveyor, identified the North West Passage in the early 1850s. The centre will celebrate John Rae’s outstanding contribution to Scottish-Inuit cultural understanding, and the centre, when realised, will develop further cross-cultural collaboration and scholarship.