Person NameRoyal Scottish Geographical Society; 1884-
ActivityThe Scottish Geographical Society was established in Edinburgh in 1884 by John George Bartholomew of Bartholomew and Sons, map-makers, Edinburgh, (established 1826) with the assistance of Mrs A.L. Bruce, daughter of David Livingstone (1813-1873), a keen geographer, and James Geikie, Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh. The society was based in Edinburgh and had offices in Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow and encouraged a diverse membership from outwith Edinburgh. The society concentrated on education and research and supported the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904. The society was responsible for establishing the first professional chair in Geography at Edinburgh University. The society published the 'Scottish Geographical Magazine' from 1885 and it was relaunched as 'The Scottish Geographical Journal' in 1999. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society is jointly involved in the Gazetteer for Scotland with the Department of Geography at Edinburgh University.
Corporate NameRoyal Scottish Geographical Society
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