Honorary Fellowship: in recognition of services to the Society and to the wider discipline of geography. This was awarded first in 1888. Its recipients include Joseph Thomson, Captain Angus Buchanan, and HRH The Princess Royal.

  • 2019           Jess Pepper
  • 2019           Lewis Pugh
  • 2019           Alasdair Rae
  • 2019           Professor Joe Smith
  • 2019           Greta Thunberg
  • 2018           André Borschberg
  • 2018           Gordon Buchanan
  • 2018           Dr Hermione Cockburn
  • 2018           Dr Beth Christie
  • 2018           Mark Evans
  • 2018           Selina Hales
  • 2018           Alister Hendrie
  • 2018           Polly Higgins
  • 2018           Josh Littlejohn
  • 2018           Bertrand Piccard
  • 2018           Michael Portillo
  • 2018           John Scally
  • 2018           Adrian Shaw
  • 2018           David Spaven
  • 2018           Dr Walter Stephen
  • 2018           Alice Thompson
  • 2018           Martin Valenti
  • 2017           Lloyd Austin
  • 2017           Simon Bateson
  • 2017           Professor Jan Bebbington
  • 2017           John Lewington
  • 2017           Jason Lewis
  • 2017           Freda Ross
  • 2017           Chris Tiso
  • 2017           Dr Rebekah Widdowfield
  • 2017           Jo Woolf
  • 2016           Liz Crisp
  • 2016           Dr Kim Crosbie
  • 2016           Karen Darke
  • 2016           Laurent Fabius
  • 2016           Christiana Figueres
  • 2016           Rita Gardner
  • 2016           Sophia Harkness
  • 2016           Dr Andy Hein
  • 2016           John Lister-Kaye
  • 2016           Dr Tim Mighall
  • 2016           Diana Murray
  • 2016           Dr Lorna Philip
  • 2016           Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
  • 2016           Mark Stephen
  • 2016           Gail Wilson
  • 2015           Dick Balharry
  • 2015           Annie Lennox
  • 2015           Simon Pepper OBE
  • 2015           Dr Ruth Robinson
  • 2015           Professor Ian Simpson
  • 2014           Doug Allan
  • 2014           Professor Colin Ballantyne
  • 2014           Professor Paul Boyle
  • 2014           Professor Anne Glover CBE FRSE
  • 2014           Jim Goodlad
  • 2014           Leo Houlding
  • 2014           Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB
  • 2014           Alison McGuigan
  • 2014           Børge Ousland
  • 2014           Lord Smith of Kelvin
  • 2013           Tim Butcher
  • 2013           Dr Catherine Delano-Smith
  • 2013           Professor Peter Furley
  • 2013           John E Gordon
  • 2013           Angus Miller
  • 2013           Alan Parkinson
  • 2013           Professor Bill Ruddiman
  • 2013           Colin Shannon
  • 2013           David Shukman
  • 2013           Professor Christopher Smout
  • 2012           Alan Caldwell
  • 2012           Alan Colvill
  • 2012           Lucy Conway
  • 2012           David Hempleman-Adams
  • 2012           Peter Hopkins
  • 2012           William Mackay
  • 2012           John McCrone
  • 2012           Dr Frederik Paulsen
  • 2012           Petr Pridal
  • 2012           Mary Robinson
  • 2012           Craig Sams & Jo Fairley
  • 2012           Mike & Karen Small
  • 2012           Jock Wishart
  • 2012           Baroness Barbara Young
  • 2011           Sir David Attenborough
  • 2011           Scott Baxter
  • 2011           Prof Paul Boyle
  • 2011           Barrie Brown
  • 2011           Jim Bruce
  • 2011           Don Cameron
  • 2011           Eriel Deranger
  • 2011           Steve Dowers
  • 2011           Dave Edwards
  • 2011           Lord Foster
  • 2011           Stuart Frame
  • 2011           Mrs Martine Frame
  • 2011           Bruce Gittings
  • 2011           Provost John Hulbert
  • 2011           Fred Pearce
  • 2011           John Pilkington
  • 2011           Lewis Gordon Pugh
  • 2011           Sandy Robertson
  • 2011           Ed Stafford
  • 2011           David Sugden
  • 2011           Rosie Swale-Pope
  • 2011           Simon Taylor
  • 2010           Alison Cook
  • 2010           Chris Fleet
  • 2010           Anita Ganeri
  • 2010           Rune Gjeldnes
  • 2010           Professor Trevor Hoey
  • 2010           Dr Deborah Long
  • 2010           Bill Macfadyen
  • 2010           Iain Rankin
  • 2010           Jo Royle & the Plastiki crew
  • 2010           Professor Mike Thomas
  • 2010           Professor Charles Withers
  • 2009           Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  • 2009           Erica Caldwell
  • 2009           Graeme Cook
  • 2009           Dr James Hansom
  • 2009           Alison McGuigan
  • 2009           Ron McLaren
  • 2009           Ray Mears
  • 2009           Michael Pacione
  • 2009           Doug Scott
  • 2009           Dr Joanne Sharp
  • 2009           Rory Stewart
  • 2009           Kenneth Maclean
  • 2009           Mike Traynor
  • 2009           Alan Werrity
  • 2008           Paul Ignatief
  • 2008           Val Vannet
  • 2007           Dr Kenneth Cameron
  • 2007           Dr Hugh Cheape
  • 2007           Professor George Gordon
  • 2007           Dame Barbara Kelly DBE DL LLD
  • 2007           Hamish MacInnes OBE BEM
  • 2006           Ian Condie
  • 2006           The Earl of Dalkeith KBE DL
  • 2006           John Grant of Rothiemurchus DL
  • 2006           Professor Kiyonori Kanasaka
  • 2006           Maureen Thomson
  • 2005           Dr Tam Dalyell
  • 2005           Kathleen Dalyell
  • 2005           Alan Doherty
  • 2005           Professor Huw Jones
  • 2005           Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow
  • 2004           Mrs Mary Cairncross
  • 2004           Dr Margaret Fay Shaw Campbell
  • 2004           Ian & Janice Dickson
  • 2004           Dr K J H Mackay
  • 2004           Alistair Robinson
  • 2003           Ian Fraser
  • 2003           Joy Ingram
  • 2003           Mary Margaret Murray
  • 2003           Heather Willimott
  • 2003           Douglas Willis
  • 2002           Dr I Ann Glen
  • 2002           Dr Patricia & Professor Angus Macdonald
  • 2002           Professor Charles McKean
  • 2002           John S Russell
  • 2002           William Taylor
  • 2001           Professor John Briggs
  • 2001           Professor Roger Crofts CBE
  • 2001           Dr James Hunter CBE
  • 2001           Norman Lyttle
  • 2001           Professor John McManus
  • 2000           Hamish Brown
  • 2000           S Ian Hogarth
  • 2000           G Little
  • 2000           Ms Eileen Mackay CB
  • 2000           Dr Jeffrey Stone
  • 2000           Viscount Younger of Leckie KT KCVO TD DL
  • 1999           James R Carson
  • 1999           Professor Ian Cunningham
  • 1999           Professor Allan M Findlay
  • 1999           Dr E A FitzPatrick
  • 1999           Dr J Richard G Jennings
  • 1998           Erica Caldwell
  • 1998           Professor Brian Duffield
  • 1998           Professor David Ingram
  • 1998           Denis Johnson
  • 1998           H A G Lewis
  • 1998           William Taylor
  • 1998           Professor Ian D Whyte
  • 1997           Professor Thomas R Bone
  • 1997           Alistair B Cruickshank
  • 1997           The Rt Hon Earl Jellicoe
  • 1997           Dr C Peter A Levein
  • 1997           Professor William A Turmeau
  • 1997           Dr Michael Wood
  • 1996           Dr Jean Balfour
  • 1996           Dr Alexander J Crosbie
  • 1996           Cdr Angus B Erskine
  • 1996           Professor Derek Lyddon
  • 1996           Professor Donald Mackay
  • 1996           Professor Ian B Thompson
  • 1995           Robert C Cumming
  • 1995           M Duddin
  • 1995           Professor J R Gray
  • 1995           Norma Joseph
  • 1995           John Mackay
  • 1995           Professor R Wheater
  • 1995           Dr D L Wilson
  • 1994           Jack Forrest
  • 1994           Lesley A Hunter
  • 1994           Sir Peter Hutchison
  • 1994           Dr Alexander S Mather
  • 1994           Professor T Jefferson Maxwell
  • 1994           Roger Watts
  • 1993           John C Bartholomew
  • 1993           Ken Collins MEP
  • 1993           Jean Forbes BA MC MED DipTP MRTPI
  • 1993           Professor R Gavin L McCrone CB LLD FRSE
  • 1993           Michael Palin
  • 1992           Professor Frank Cunningham
  • 1992           Dr David Graham-Service
  • 1992           Sir Donald MacCallum
  • 1992           Sir Crispin Tickell
  • 1992           Tom Weir
  • 1992           Margaret Wilkes
  • 1991           Professor Alexander Fenton
  • 1991           David C Harding OBE
  • 1991           Magnus Magnusson KBE
  • 1991           Professor V Bruce Proudfoot
  • 1991           Revd R A Trotter
  • 1990           John W Forrest
  • 1990           Dr John Francis
  • 1990           HRH The Princess Royal
  • 1990           Dr Alexander H Smith
  • 1989           Lester Borley
  • 1989           Duncan I Cameron
  • 1989           Roger Chapman MBE MA
  • 1988           The Viscount of Arbuthnott
  • 1988           Professor J B Caird
  • 1988           Professor J T Coppock
  • 1988           Professor Sir Robert Grieve
  • 1984           W R Ballantyne
  • 1974           Rt Hon Lord Balerno
  • 1974           A Graham Service
  • 1973           R V Tooley
  • 1969           A F Morse
  • 1969           Miss I A Tyrie
  • 1958           General Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall KCB CBE DSO MC FRGS
  • 1956          Reverend Archibald Aeneas Robertson
  • 1949           H W Ahlmann
  • 1949           André Allix
  • 1949           Henry Baulig
  • 1949           Renato Biasutti
  • 1949           W E Boerman
  • 1949           George B Cressey
  • 1949           Marguerite Lefebre
  • 1949           Niels Nielsen
  • 1949           Carl O Sauer
  • 1949           Johann Sölch
  • 1949           Maximilien Sorre
  • 1949           John K Wright
  • 1948           Donald Macdonald
  • 1945           Dr Gilbert Grosvenor
  • 1945           Alexander Harrison CA
  • 1945           Mrs John Mathieson
  • 1945           Prof R N Rudmose-Brown
  • 1944           Professor Alan G Ogilvie
  • 1943           George Walker
  • 1942           Prof James Ritchie
  • 1942           Principal J Cameron Smail
  • 1942           Sir Thomas B Whitson
  • 1924           Captain Angus Buchanan
  • 1918           Mrs Ralph Richardson
  • 1911           Laurence Pullar FRSE
  • 1911           Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO
  • 1910           Marc Aurel Stein PhD
  • 1909           R W K Bain
  • 1909           Prof Paul Vidal de la Blache
  • 1909           Prof Dr Ed Brückner
  • 1909           Dr Arthur de Claparede
  • 1909           Robert Gourlay LLD
  • 1909           Prof Dr Gustave Hellmann
  • 1909           Mrs Agnes Livingstone Bruce
  • 1909           Prof Dr Eugene Oberhummer
  • 1909           Paul Rottenburg LLD
  • 1909           Prof Fr Schrader
  • 1909           Sir David Stewart LLD
  • 1909           A Crosbie Turner
  • 1909           Prof Dr Eugen Warming
  • 1909           I Julius Weinberg JP
  • 1909           David Wylie
  • 1908           Lieutenant Boyd Alexander
  • 1907           J Scott Keltie LLD
  • 1906           Colonel J de Schokalsky
  • 1904           Sir Clements Markham KCB
  • 1902           Hon A C Gregory CMG
  • 1901           C E Borchgrevink
  • 1900           Professor Carl Chun
  • 1900           Captain Adrian de Gerlache
  • 1900           H O Forbes LLD
  • 1900           Captain A Krech
  • 1900           Revd Robert Laws MD
  • 1900           Lieut Georges Lecointe
  • 1899           Admiral Lord Charles Beresford
  • 1899           Professor A Penck
  • 1898           Dr R W Felkin MD
  • 1895           John Allen Brown FGS
  • 1894           Sir Charles Tupper Bt GCMG
  • 1894           Sir William Renny Watson
  • 1893           James Jackson
  • 1893           General Lord Roberts VC GCB GCSI GCIE
  • 1892           Captain F D Lugard CB DSO
  • 1892           HSH The Prince of Monaco
  • 1892           Dr Thomas Muir
  • 1892           A Silva White
  • 1891           Rt Hon Lord Lamington BA
  • 1890           Mrs Isabella L Bishop
  • 1890           William Bonny
  • 1890           William C Dunbar CB
  • 1890           Brigr General A W Greely
  • 1890           A J Mounteny Jephson
  • 1890           I M Macandrew CA
  • 1890           Sir William Macgregor KCMG
  • 1890           Sir William MacKinnon Bt
  • 1890           Captain R H Nelson
  • 1890           Surgeon Dr Thomas H Parke AMD
  • 1890           Lieut W G Stairs
  • 1889           Henry O’Neill
  • 1889           E G Ravenstein
  • 1889           Colonel Sir Henry Yule KCII CB
  • 1888           Charles N Bell
  • 1888           Sir Charles E Bernard KCSI
  • 1888           Revd Robert Hamilton
  • 1888           J P Thomson
  • 1888           Hugh A Webster FRSE