On Saturday 15th June, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) will open their doors for Geography Day! An annual celebration of all things geographical, the theme this year will be Films, Photos and Funny Animals.
There will be inspiring talks from a wealth of talent from the RSGS network, opportunities to observe some of the Society’s most intriguing collections items, and a chance to view the hilarious winning entries from the prestigious Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018.
On the bill of speakers is Eilidh Munro, a young wildlife and conservation filmmaker, who has just returned from a filming expedition to the Peruvian rainforest to document an illegal road being built there. Presenting images and video clips from the journey, she’ll uncover the potential impacts this road may have on the communities and biodiversity of the area.
Lorne Gill FRSGS, the staff photographer for Scottish Natural Heritage, will be discussing a lifetime spent capturing the very best of Scotland’s wildlife and landscapes and offering tips on how to capture the perfect shot.
And there will also be talks by RSGS Writer-in-Residence Jo Woolf who recently published The Great Horizon, a book summarising the 50 greatest adventure stories wrapped up in the Society’s archives. She’ll be sharing these stories and some intriguing findings from a brand new collection of glass lantern slides she recently happened across.