Geographical understanding is vital to the growth of responsible and sustainable global citizenship, helping us to interpret issues, and encouraging the critical thinking necessary to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through our events, activities, publications and communications, we aim to inspire people to want to know more about their world.
There are few occupations outside academia in which people are described as ‘geographers’, yet many jobs do require a considerable amount of geographical knowledge and understanding, and people with geography degrees can and do use their skills in a wide range of jobs. What Geography Means to Me is a frequent feature in our magazine, The Geographer, which aims to give an insight into the life of a working geographer.
The Gazetteer for Scotland is an on-line geographical encyclopaedia of Scotland, developed by Bruce Gittings of the University of Edinburgh and the RSGS (former Vice-Chairman).