Bryony of Arabia

Bryony Dillon is a student at UHI Perth where she is reading for an Honours Degree in Outdoor Education and Learning. She recently returned from a trip to Oman where she completed the Connecting Cultures course, a week-long journey that aims to teach, share and enlighten young people through intercultural dialogue. The course is organised […]

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Jason Lewis: Our Newest Honorary Fellow

It is our great pleasure to announce that Jason Lewis has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS). The award was presented by Vice-Chair of the Society, Alister Hendrie before Jason’s Inspiring People talk in Dunfermline on Wednesday 10th January. The honour was bestowed upon Jason for his ground-breaking geographical […]

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The Profit in Boredom

I have always felt that boredom is a privilege of youth, but my kids rarely get an opportunity to be bored these days. In fact, I worry that almost everyone I know is just so busy, all of the time. So unbelievably busy. Surely then, we must be really productive? But I don’t sense a […]

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Chris Tiso Receives Honorary Fellowship

On Tuesday 7th December, the RSGS was delighted to inaugurate Chris Tiso as an Honorary Fellow of the Society. Chris, who is best known for his role as CEO of outdoor retail specialist Tiso, was offered the award for his work in promoting the great outdoors, especially in younger people, and for the support he has […]

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Finland, Finlayson & Finno-Scottish Links

In Finland, everything turns blue and white on 6th December. Blue and white cakes are sold in bakeries; blue and white candles adorn people’s windows; and blue and white streamers, flags and decorations appear in every conceivable space across the country, especially in the capital, Helsinki. Against this blue and white backdrop, celebrations begin in […]

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Explorer Royale: The Duke of Abruzzi

Nearly 110 years ago, on 20th December 1907, a group of RSGS delegates stepped inside the Council Chambers in Glasgow and prepared to greet an important visitor to the city. The object of their attention was both a celebrated explorer and a member of the Royal House of Savoy: 34-year-old Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of […]

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Fostering Relationships with Canada

Last week, the Society’s CEO, Mike Robinson, travelled to Canada as a guest of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society to receive their prestigious Bernier Medal. Presented at an awards dinner in Ottawa, the medal was offered for Mike’s contribution to promoting geography on the international stage. This is evidenced, most notably, by his dynamic modernisation, […]

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Book Launch: The Great Horizon

The evening of Wednesday 1st November 2017 will live long in the memory of the RSGS. And, no doubt, in the memory of RSGS Writer-in-Residence, Jo Woolf. Though cold and dark on the streets of the Fair City, over 60 people braved the elements on this nippy winter’s night to attend the launch party for […]

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Karen Darke Receives Mungo Park Medal

Last Thursday, the RSGS was delighted to host an evening talk with Inverness-based athlete, adventurer and speaker, Karen Darke MBE, during which she received the prestigious, ‘Mungo Park Medal’.  The medal, which has been presented on a near annual basis since 1930, was awarded for ‘an inspirational contribution to geographical knowledge through exploration or adventure in potentially […]

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Collections Corner – Explorers, Voyagers, Missionaries and Mavericks

Explorers, Voyagers, Missionaries and Mavericks Items from the RSGS Archives for The Great Horizon by Jo Woolf To celebrate the launch of our Writer-in-Residence’s book, The Great Horizon, we are taking a look at some unique pieces of ephemera from our collections.  The following article is by Jo Woolf, RSGS Writer-in-Residence.   The archives of the […]

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