Manifesting climate action

RSGS Chief Executive Mike Robinson calls for a united response to the climate emergency, and shines a spotlight on Scotland's potential to lead the charge against climate change. Read more

Running out of long grass… When are we going to find money for public services

RSGS Chief Executive Mike Robinson challenges the latest severe round of cuts to public services and explains why we must invest in a more just, more sustainable & more robust future. Read more

An Interview with Tristan Gooley

A natural navigator, Tristan Gooley is highly skilled at interpreting the signs that are all around us, whether in trees, leaves, birds, insects, stars, water or clouds. Read more

The Hayward Review – recommendations on qualifications and assessment

Alastair McConnell and Professor Ken Muir discuss the the Hayward Review and its recommendations on qualifications and assessment. Read more

Inspiring People 2023-24

We are delighted to announce the programme for our 2023-24 Inspiring People talks, featuring a stellar line-up of speakers, held in person at our 13 Local Groups across Scotland. Read more

An Interview with Bertrand Piccard - Part 3

Part 3 of 3: The final instalment of the Access to Inspiration podcast interview with Bertrand Piccard, who talks about the many benefits of positive environmental solutions. Read more

An Interview with Bertrand Piccard - Part 2

Part 2 of 3: for the Access to Inspiration podcast, Sue Stockdale interviews renowned explorer and environmentalist Bertrand Piccard, who talks about the ground breaking Solar Impulse project. Read more

Hamish MacInnes and The Eiger Sanction

In 1974, mountaineer Hamish MacInnes was asked to help craft death-defying stunts for Clint Eastwood's film on the perilous Eiger North Face. What resulted was a realism that left audiences gripping their seats, celebrating MacInnes as a mastermind of mountain safety and adventure. Read more

Extreme Adventure Trophy Hunting

With a lot of recent discussions about the nature of modern extreme tourism, RSGS Chief Executive Mike Robinson reflects on his own experience on an adventure holiday. Read more

The importance of outdoor education and adventure

Kayaker Sal Montgomery reflects on how outdoor education and adventure helped her to build a solid foundation of skills and experience and pushed her abilities further than she ever expected. Read more

Indiana Jones and the colourful real-life characters who might have inspired him

Starring Harrison Ford in the title role, the latest (and reportedly last) in the series of Indiana Jones movies, ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’, arrived in UK cinemas this week.  We take a look at two larger-than-life explorers who bear more than a passing resemblance to his swashbuckling character. Read more

The heat is on

With news that Scottish Government has missed another annual climate change target, RSGS CEO Mike Robinson reflects on the critical action we must take as the pressure of climate change continues to rise. Read more

Robert Falcon Scott

Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf writes of the life and adventures of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon-Scott Read more

RSGS collaboration with Access to Inspiration

RSGS is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Access to Inspiration, to record a series of podcasts giving leading perspectives on how we promote climate solutions and encourage people to be more active. Read more

Sir Ernest Shackleton and T S Eliot’s ‘third man’

Amid T S Eliot’s long and dauntingly bleak poem, ‘The Waste Land’ is a curious passage describing two people who are attended by an invisible companion. How was this phenomenon, now known as ‘the third man’, inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton? Read more