RSGS is the foremost charity in Scotland which promotes an understanding of the natural environment
and human societies through education, dialogue and a vibrant activities programme. RSGS aims to
reinforce the importance of Geography in schools and wider education, by underlining its relevance in
local, national and global issues of public concern and helping to frame the debate around these
RSGS believes that people with a better knowledge of geography develop a better understanding of place, together with a greater insight into sustainability, equality and the world in general. Geography provides many of the basic tools and develops the necessary thinking to help people find solutions to global problems.
Embracing a broad membership drawn from the general public in addition to professional geographers, planners, environmentalists and educators, the Society is mainly funded by membership subscription.