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.