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Royal Scottish Geographical Society: Publications

The RSGS publishes a newsletter entitled The Geographer and a research periodical the Scottish Geographical Journal. In addition, the Society is regularly involved in the production of books, pamphlets and teaching packs on geographical and environmental issues.

The Geographer

The Geographer (ISSN 0951-2136) is the newsletter of the Society, issued four times per year. Subscription is free of charge to members. The Geographer was introduced in 2009 extending and modernising our former newsletter GeogScot, first introduced in the early 1980s. The Geographer contains national and international news on issues of particular interest to Society members and the broader public: opinion, focus on particular projects and regions of the world, Off the Beaten Track - comprising members' travel tales, excursion and expedition reports - awards, competitions, book reviews, offers, news from the universities and the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers, together with excerpts from the Society's collections and archives, and updates from the RSGS Regional Centres and other bodies.

Past Issues of The Geographer


Extended Versions of Articles from our Spring 2014 edition of The Geographer are available below:

Professor Christopher Whatley - The Union

Professor Andrew Goudie - Economics of Constitutional Change

The Scottish Geographical Journal

The Scottish Geographical Journal (ISSN 1470-2541) is the learned publication of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and is a continuation of the Scottish Geographical Magazine, first published in 1885. The Journal is international in outlook and publishes scholary articles of original research from any branch of geography and on any part of the world, while at the same time maintaining a distinctive interest in and concern with issues relating to Scotland.

The Journal is published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis) and further details are available.

The Scottish Geographical Journal is available to members free-of-charge.