Perth-based Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) has announced this year’s speakers for its annual programme of talks.
RSGS will host its Inspiring People programme across 13 different locations in Scotland later this year.
Dundee, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Perth will all host talks from leading geography professionals such as explorers, film-makers, communicators and scientists.
The society has been presenting shows with some of the world’s most inspiring speakers for the past 130 years.
Mike Robinson, chief executive at RSGS, said he hopes the talks can inspire people to learn more about their local geography and wildlife.
He said: “By its very nature, geography is intrinsically varied, appealing to a vast range of different interests, skills and approaches.
“The RSGS Inspiring People programme reflects this fascinating variety and I hope it will inspire people to get outside exploring and learn more about the world around them.
“Many consider the programme as the best in Scotland. With this line-up, there can be little doubt about this assertion.
“There is something for everyone and everyone is welcome.”
Among those hosting this year is cameraman for David Attenborough, Doug Allan, journalist and broadcaster, Michael Portillo, jungle explorer, Benedict Allen and ocean advocate Sarah Outen.
Each will share behind-the-scenes stories from their professions and discuss local and worldwide environmental issues.
Mr Allan from Dunfermline, said the Inspiring People programme is a fantastic opportunity to engage with locals with similar passions.
He said: “The talks programme is outreach at its best.
“It’s a privilege to be a contributor for this coming season, including one at my home town of Dunfermline.
“For me, it’s all about making the audience feel that not only are they sharing my enthusiasm, but that they too are inspired to follow their own passions.”
The event will run from October to March next year.
Specific locations around Dundee, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Perth are yet to be confirmed.
The talks are open to everyone and free if for members to RSGS. To join go to www.rsgs.org or contact 01738 455 050.