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

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