Towards a Future Vision for Scottish Education

Professor Ken Muir explains the process of writing his report 'Putting Learners at the Centre', where he offers his recommendations for the future of Scottish education. Read more

Scottish "Nobel Prize" for Geography Awarded

In December, RSGS presented Honorary Fellowship to Dougie Vipond and David Connor, and the Scottish Geographical Medal to Professor Iain Stewart at Doug Allan's talk in Perth, which drew an audience of over 500 people. Read more

Welcoming people back to RSGS

It is that time of year again at RSGS, as we approach the New Year, that we take a moment to reflect on the last 12 months and everything our small charity has achieved. Read more

The coldest dwelling on Earth and a disappearing turkey

For this year's festive-themed blog, RSGS Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf shares four different stories of explorers and the unusual places they spent Christmas... Read more

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