|Profs Roger Crofts, T.C Smout and Iain Stewart|
The Geddes Environment Medal is named afterand early RSGS Council Member. Professor Smout has used Geddesian principles throughout his career. He has used maps, topographic views and photographs - tools promoted by Geddes, a visual thinker - to illustrate Scotland’s changing landscapes.
on 24 March 2014. Professor Smout is pictured here (centre) with RSGS chairman Professor Roger Crofts (left) and RSGS president Professor Iain Stewart (left).
Professor Iain Stewart handed over the award In recognition of Professor Smout's and the great value of the inter-disciplinary nature of Professor Smout’s work.
His inter-disciplinary research and writings have been concerned with issues of conservation and sustainability. contextualises such matters using case studies of herring fishing, oyster beds, pollution, seals, seabirds and the Bass Rock from Mesolithic times - a historical study of ‘place, folk and work’ reminiscent of a Geddesian ‘Valley Section’.
Previous recipients of the Award include photographer and filmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the crew of the Plastiki and the couple behind the Fife Diet, Mike and Karen Small.