Geography embraces a wide range of disciplines and activities, practised by some truly inspiring people. Over the past 130 years, we are fortunate to have had a connection with many extraordinary individuals. The history of Scottish geography before the RSGS was established also boasts some remarkable people who made a considerable difference to our understanding of the world around us.
Our inspiring people include adventurers, artists, astronauts, broadcasters, cartographers, climbers, cyclists, divers, doctors, environmentalists, explorers, historians, journalists, leaders, mountaineers, philanthropists, photographers, politicians, researchers, sailors, scientists, soldiers, teachers, travellers, and writers.
Some have given public talks for the RSGS (and our programme of talks continues to inspire); some have received our prestigious Medals and Awards; some have served as RSGS honorary officers, staff or volunteers.
We would like to share some of their stories…