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Our History

Established in 1884, we are one of the oldest geographical societies in the world, with links to some of the most significant figures of the last 150 years. These include Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton; leading mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary, pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong, endurance explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, travel writer Dame Freya Stark, broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough, journalist and activist Naomi Klein, and spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Read more

What we do

The RSGS is a small, dynamic, educational charity, working across Scotland and beyond to promote geographical understanding and joined-up thinking. We organise inspirational public talks and events, publish an excellent magazine, share ideas through our broad network, engage in important policy discussions, champion the teaching of Geography, maintain a fascinating historical collection, and develop exciting projects. Read more

About Us

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) is a dynamic educational charity which promotes a better understanding of natural environments and human societies, and how they interact. Read more

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Local Groups

The RSGS has 13 local groups across Scotland, all run by volunteers who man the Inspiring People talks and arrange other exciting local events. Read more

Visitor Centre

Our visitor centre is in Perth, the Geographical Heart of Scotland. Come and explore! Read more

Stirling

There are now six RSGS Inspiring People talks held in Stirling each year. Read more

Perth

There are now six RSGS Inspiring People talks held in Perth each year. Read more

Kirkcaldy

There are now six RSGS Inspiring People talks held in Kirkcaldy each year. Read more

Inverness

There are now six RSGS Inspiring People talks held in Inverness each year. Read more

Helensburgh

There are now six RSGS Inspiring People talks held in Helensburgh each year. Read more