Net Zero: Is Hydrogen Over-Hyped?

"I believe that hydrogen has a limited role in decarbonisation, and that businesses with a vested interest in promoting hydrogen are doing so at the expense of British consumers," writes Tom Baxter, Professor of Chemical Engineering Read more

Footprints: Three Explorers Who Favoured Active Travel (Part 3)

Following on from our recent magazine on Active Travel, our Writer-in-Residence has produced three blogs about explorers who favoured human-powered adventures. Third and finally, it's Isobel Wylie Hutchison... Read more

Building Back Better

"A silver lining of this awful pandemic would be to emerge from one crisis with the foresight, confidence and optimism to tackle the climate crisis too..." writes Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of RSGS Read more

Time to Teach

"As with many things, the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to expose cracks in those areas of our society which have been de-prioritised or starved of funds during this past decade of austerity." Writes Chief Executive of RSGS, Mike Robinson Read more

Footprints: Three Explorers Who Favoured Active Travel (Part 2)

Following on from our recent magazine on Active Travel, our Writer-in-Residence has produced three blogs about explorers who favoured human-powered adventures. Second, it's Mary Kingsley... Read more

Footprints: Three Explorers Who Favoured Active Travel (Part 1)

Following on from our recent magazine on Active Travel, our Writer-in-Residence has produced three blogs about explorers who favoured human-powered adventures. First up, it's Frank Kingdon Ward... Read more

Departing the Island on 'The Edge of the World’

"Ninety years ago, on August 29, 1930, the last 36 residents of St Kilda were evacuated. Huddled on HMS Harebell they were conveyed from Village Bay on Hirta to mainland Scotland." Writes Collections Volunteer, Kenny Maclean FRSGS. Read more

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland: An Interview

After 14 years, Mike Robinson stepped down from the charity coalition he established: Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. In this interview with Jo Woolf, he speaks about his lifelong passion for environmental issues and his hopes for the future. Read more

Striking Gold on the Yukon (Part 2)

A two-part blog post written by RSGS Writer-in-Residence, Jo Woolf, telling the story of the Klondike Gold Rush and a Scottish plant collector who followed the prospectors’ trail... Read more

Erskine Beveridge: the Dunfermline Geographer

"Beveridge's photographs could be dismissed as a romantic view of Scotland but, as well as castles and mountains, they also capture a historical geography and social history..." writes Bruce Gittings FRSGS Read more

Striking Gold on the Yukon (Part 1)

A two-part blog post written by RSGS Writer-in-Residence, Jo Woolf, telling the story of the Klondike Gold Rush and a Scottish plant collector who followed the prospectors’ trail... Read more

The Climate Emergency: One Year On

"Although coronavirus is quite rightly dominating our thoughts and immediate concerns, the climate emergency hasn't gone away." An interview with Mike Robinson and Professor Dave Reay. Read more

Karen Darke: Inner Gold

"Once upon a time, pushing my wheelchair 79 metres was a big challenge, let alone crossing seven continents." Writes Karen Darke FRSGS, RSGS Mungo Park Medallist. Read more

COP26 Postponed

"Postponing the relevant UN COPs was inevitable, but we need to see them as essential pre-planning, and re-schedule them as soon as circumstance allows," writes Mike Robinson, RSGS Chief Executive. Read more

What an Emergency Looks Like

"In the case of coronavirus, despite some amount of confusion, at least we now know what an emergency response looks like," writes Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of RSGS. Read more

Greece Lightning: A Fast Pedal From Kalamata to Corfu

"Sitting there with ouzo in hand, it reminded me why I am so passionate about cycle touring", writes James Cave, RSGS Communications Officer. Read more

An Interview with Chris Packham

“Because he is so unflinching about his opinions, it’s easy to forget that behind his words is a sensitive person with acute powers of perception,” writes Jo Woolf in this interview with Chris Packham... Read more

An Interview with Calum Maclean

For our Young Geographer magazine published in 2019, our team of Editors sat down with BBC presenter and wild-swimmer Calum Maclean. The magazine article was published in Gaelic, but we're pleased to share the English version online! Read more

Finding the Spirit of Christmas

Explorers have often been far from home at Christmas, but they have found peace, joy and warm friendship in the most far-flung places… Read more

Carsten Borchgrevink and the first Christmas on the Antarctic Continent

Borchgrevink claimed to hold an honour that no other explorer was able to disprove: he proclaimed himself to be the first person ever to set foot on the Antarctic continent. Read more

A Sustainable Wealth Fund to Fuel Transition

With the advent of renewables, there is a great opportunity to generate resources to build a positive future for younger and future generations. Read more

Financing Transition

"To transform into zero carbon societies would require around 2% of GDP, if we take early action. If not, we risk spending more than 20% of GDP in future." Written by Mike Robinson. Read more

John Rae: Scotland’s Forgotten Arctic Explorer

"Rae realised that he was looking at the final piece in the geographical jigsaw – the vital ‘missing link’ in the Northwest Passage." Written by Jo Woolf, RSGS Writer-in-Residence. Read more