Discovering RSGS

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) is an educational charity which promotes an understanding of natural environments and human societies, and how they interact.  Our vision is to create better stewards of our world, by informing and inspiring individuals about the interplay between people, places and the planet.

About Us

For over 130 years, we have been working to broaden public awareness of the breadth and depth of geographical sciences, and to promote greater understanding of contemporary issues which shape our future....Read More

Our History

The idea for a national society of geography in Scotland was first proposed by John George Bartholomew, of the Bartholomew map-making company in Edinburgh....Read More

Get Involved

We rely on our members and other supporters to help us deliver a wide range of activities. Please help us to inspire people to a greater understanding of the wider world....Read More

RSGS Local Groups

We have 13 local groups spread across Scotland, run by enthusiastic volunteers who help to run events and activities in their area....Read More

Book A Room

Our unique rooms at RSGS HQ cater for a wide variety of clients from small corporate meetings and school trips to intimate wedding receptions in the historic rooms of Perth’s oldest secular building....Read More

Rob Hain's Painting of Perth

Rob Hain Captures Perth’s Spirit in Trademark Style Rob Hain has been inspired by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) to capture the city of Perth in his trademark bright and quirky style. Rob decided to paint the city after a meeting with Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of RSGS who are based in Perth’s oldest […]...Read More