Campaigns & Networks

Geography as a subject is a great synthesiser – a way of bridging knowledge between disciplines and encouraging joined-up thinking.  We work hard in the RSGS to try to operate that way in our everyday practice, promoting geographical issues through public campaigns, and maintaining our profile and that of geography in various forums – some governmental and policy led, some educational, and others within the wider NGO or business communities.

We have contact with many sectors of society, from local members and volunteers to international experts.  We have connections to academics at home and abroad, and a network of international geographical societies, teachers and practitioners, travellers and enthusiasts.  We have members, friends, advocates and supporters all over Scotland and the rest of the world, and we convene a variety of groups to further the work of geographers and the profile of geography in specific areas of interest.

Geographer Royal

In September 2015, Professor Charles W J Withers, Ogilvie Chair of Geography at the University of Edinburgh, was appointed as Geographer Royal for Scotland – the first in 118 years. The title was conferred on him by HRH The Princess Royal, an RSGS Vice-President....Read More

Geography in Schools

Geography is one of the most valuable of school subjects, linking other subjects together, encouraging children to think for themselves, and increasing students’ employability, but its teaching in Scotland is under threat....Read More

Slow Travel

Taking inspiration from the slow food movement, our slow travel campaign celebrates the positive benefits and pleasures of slowing down and enjoying the journey. ...Read More

Climate Change

RSGS Chief Executive Mike Robinson, former Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, and a Member of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group , considers the rigorous process behind the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)....Read More

Networks and Links

Because of the breadth of the subject, it is impossible for us to retain a presence in every sphere of geographical interest. However, our small team of staff and Board Members represent geography in a range of environmental and policy arenas, and at a wide variety of events, conferences and functions....Read More