Howard Carter:  Striking Gold in Egyptian Sand

World-famous for his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, exactly 100 years ago, archaeologist Howard Carter has a surprising connection with RSGS. Read more

COP26 One Year On: From Glasgow to Sharm el Sheikh

It is almost exactly a year since Glasgow’s UN Climate Change COP26 and November sees the beginning of COP27, this time in Egypt. So what, if anything, has been achieved? Read more

By Railroad through the Golden State

One night in September 1873, whilst travelling on the US Transcontinental Railroad, Isabella Bird rolled up in the town of Truckee, stepping out of her train carriage and straight into the Truckee Hotel, whose saloon was full of rowdy, gun-toting lumberjacks... Read more

Her Majesty The Queen: the end of an era

With the sad news of Her Majesty’s death, we pay tribute to our Patron. Read more

Cost of living and climate

RSGS CEO and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Chair Mike Robinson considers that we are at the precipice of a major social crisis in the making. Without intelligent, broad-scale and urgent response, he argues this could result in social unrest. Read more

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes: looking for clues in the RSGS archives

With the theme of the latest edition of The Geographer being geography and landscapes of fictional crime, RSGS Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf investigates links between renowned crime writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, his characters, and RSGS. Read more

Getting Back on Track – Through Kindness

RSGS CEO Mike Robinson reflects on life after Covid, and why we must remember to be kind to ourselves and others as life gets back on track. Read more

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