Caribbean Calling: Environmental Research in Trinidad

Erin Fowler is a 2nd Year Geography student at the University of Glasgow who has been a volunteer for the RSGS for several years and was the Sub-Editor of our Young Geographer magazine, published in 2017. Since 1989, The University of Glasgow has been running annual summer expeditions to the island of Trinidad. These expeditions, along […]

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Is Shetland a Cartographic Compromise Too Far?

MSP Tavish Scott intends to introduce an amendment to the Islands Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament, which would compel public bodies to “accurately and proportionately” depict Shetland in relation to the rest of the country. He point out the cartographic tendency to place the archipelago in a box somewhere off Scotland’s east coast annoys […]

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The Animal Road: Ecotourism in Southwest Cambodia

Written by Tom Doig, a writer and editor from New Zealand who recently completed a PhD in Journalism on the lived experience of Climate Change in Australia. Tom has written several plays as well as the books The Coal Face and Moron to Moron: two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure. 4th January 2018 And we’re off! A tuk-tuk […]

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Escape from Tashkent

Written by RSGS Writer-in-Residence, Jo Woolf. Her latest book, The Great Horizon includes a chapter on Frederick Marshman Bailey in addition to 49 other remarkable adventure stories associated with RSGS. In 1919, Russia was in turmoil. After the Revolution that sparked the assassination of the Tsar and his family, the country had descended into civil war. The […]

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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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