Bartholomew Family Visit RSGS

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society was delighted to recently welcome over 90 members of the Bartholomew family to its headquarters, The Fair Maid’s House, in Perth. Read more

Future Generations Fund

Please help us to build a Future Generations Fund to better resource the work we can do with and for young people. Read more

RSGS CEO Receives Honorary Doctorate

Our Chief Executive, Mike Robinson, was delighted to have been presented with an Honorary Doctorate by The University of Stirling, during their Summer 2022 graduations, as one of four individuals believed to be making a positive difference in their respective fields. Read more

Circumnavigating the Globe (Travel Blog Part 1)

On 9th January 2022, Kirsty Fisher set sail from Antigua on board the sailing yacht Intrepid, a 72ft Oyster yacht bound for a circumnavigation of the world. Read about Kirsty's adventures in part 1 of her travel blog. Read more

The War and the Future of Ukraine’s Population

We share an article from the recent edition of The Geographer, about the sudden decrease of Ukraine's population due to the war, the short term impacts of this, and the long-term implications. Read more

Royal approval: some connections between British monarchs, great explorers and RSGS

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 70 years of service (and 70 years as RSGS Patron), we explore connections between British monarchs, great explorers and RSGS. Read more

Russia/former U.S.S.R. and War in past Higher Geography Papers

RSGS Tivy Medallist Kenneth MacLean looks at the inclusion of Ukraine as a topic in previous Higher exams. Read more

“There’s no dream that mustn’t be dared"

RSGS Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf marks the centenary of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition - which Mallory believed unlocked the route of a possible future ascent... Read more

Hugh Andrew, RSGS Shackleton Medallist

RSGS were pleased to award Hugh Andrew, Managing Director of Birlinn Publishers Ltd, with its prestigious Shackleton Medal for his leadership and citizenship in Scottish publishing, and his role in exemplifying high-quality geographical works. Read more

Alexander Kellas: ‘the most modest man that ever travelled the Himalayas’

RSGS Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf investigates the life of Scottish Mountaineer Alexander Kellas, who was one of the most experienced Himalayan climbers in Britain, and the leading authority on the effects of altitude on the human body before his death on the 1921 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition. Read more

Elizabeth Mrema Opens International Geographical Societies Gathering

On Earth day, we share the opening address that Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, gave at the International Geographical Societies Gathering ahead of COP15. Read more

New Geographer Royal for Scotland Appointed

RSGS are delighted to announce that Jo Sharp, Professor of Geography at the University of St Andrews, has been appointed as Geographer Royal for Scotland, making her the sixth individual to hold the distinguished title. Read more

Global Call for Action on Nature

'Nature is in crisis, so humanity is in crisis, and we all need to do more to help’ so began RSGS CEO Mike Robinson at a recently convened, meeting of more than 50 geographical societies from all over the world in advance of COP15 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming. Read more