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RSGS Become a MemberThe RSGS has more than 2,500 members across Scotland and the rest of the world.  Join us, and get to know your world.

How To Join

To join us or to renew your membership simply complete the form below and pay securely through WorldPay (please note that unfortunately we cannot accept American Express card payments), or phone 01738 455050, or email us.  You should receive your membership pack within ten working days (usually less).

RSGS members help us to:

  • inspire people to want to find out more about the world
  • maintain and share our fascinating historical collections
  • celebrate some of the world’s most remarkable people
  • encourage geographical study and scientific research
  • promote imaginative projects and engaging activities

RSGS members enjoy:

  • free entry to over 90 illustrated public talks given across Scotland each year
  • discounted entry to other public RSGS events
  • quarterly copies of The Geographer, our colourful and informative magazine
  • quarterly copies of the Scottish Geographical Journal, our academic journal
  • access to our historical and contemporary collections, and to expert knowledge and advice
  • a shared fascination with, and passion for, the world around us.

Membership Types

Single Membership         £45 a year

Joint Membership£67 a year

Overseas Membership £67 a year

Student Membership £29 a year
Applies to students and under-18s.

SAGT Membership £29 a year
Applies to members of the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers.

School Membership £67 a year
Allows two teachers to accompany up to 20 children to any Inspiring People talk (please contact us in advance to ensure seats are available).

Single Patron Membership £135 a year
Allows you to show a higher level of commitment to the Society’s work, and brings invitations to special events during the year.

Joint Patron Membership £200 a year

Life Membership£1,200

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Member Details

Membership Category (Please tick the appropriate amount)

Single Membership
£45.00 / Yearly
Joint Membership
£67.00 / Yearly
Overseas Membership
£67.00 / Yearly
Student Membership
£29.00 / Yearly
SAGT Membership
£29.00 / Yearly
School Membership
£67.00 / Yearly
Single Patron Membership
£135.00 / Yearly
Joint Patron Membership
£200.00 / Yearly
Life Membership