Welcome

roger croft Welcome to Roger Crofts' web site. I hope that you will find the information posted useful and the ideas stimulating in your work.

Most of the material is the section on Articles, Papers and Speeches. You will also find details of my past and current activity and web links to the organisations I am closely engaged with.

If you wish to contact me, go to the Contact section.

Good searching, Roger

Professor Roger Crofts CBE FRSE FRSGS FRGS FRCGS FCIEEM Hon DSc BA MLitt PGCE

News

Roger's Eulogy for Lindsay

Blog on species issues in Scotland - May 2021

Article - Including geoconservation in the management of protected and conserved areas matters for all of nature and people - May 2021

Roger appointed a Patron of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental management - April 2021

Article - Introducing New Guidelines on Geoheritage Conservation in Protected and Conserved Areas - March 2021

Roger honoured by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society by being made a Vice President. He will be awarded the Scottish Geographical Medal, the Society’s highest accolade, at a ceremony later this year

Roger elected as a Trustee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for the next 3 years

Major report on geoconservation in protected areas released (with Launch Release here) - Nov 2020

Tribute to Graeme Worboys

Roger supports Iceland’s plans for the Highlands National Park and the new parks agency

Praise for outgoing chair of RSGS - Autumn 2020

Arguments for using Nature’s Solutions for the future. See Roger’s articles on Global Biodiversity: decline, stability or gain? Nature is the solution; Special measures for special places; Scotland’s rain forest - Spring 2020

Roger gives valedictory statement as Chair of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society - 31 July 2019

RSE calls for new legislation to enhance Scotland’s environmental protection post Brexit - May 2019

Royal Society of Edinburgh calls for post Brexit environment improvements:

Opinion on current issues

1) Roger argues the case for new futures for the uplands - See Pre-Conference Talk by Roger Crofts on YouTube (6th October 2020) and CIEEM Scotland conference report (download here)- November 2020

2) Roger sets out his ambition for the world’s special natural places RSGS on YouTube - October 2020

3) Roger challenges forestry planting and Forest Scotland on a Galloway scheme and Planting objection - July 2020

4) RSE Post-COVID Futures Commission Comments - May 2020

5) Roger argues the case for better care for the world’s special natural places - March 2020

6) Public must be consulted now on preferred Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme - January 2020

7) Roger argues for new ethic on land management - December 2019

8) Roger applauds Scottish forestry plans and deplores on the ground practice - Winter 2019

9) Roger argues role for geography’s contribution to sustainable development - Winter 2019

10) 2020: Global environment's big year - Winter 2019

11) Roger argues need for catchment management plan for the Lothians Esk and full public consultation - October 2019

12) Roger calls for meeting the challenges of the land:

Talks on offer:

  • Conflict on the coast
  • The World’s Special Natural places
  • Scotland’s land: successes and failures, challenges and solutions
  • Esk Valley: working with nature for a better future
  • Do you know Scotland’s Earth History?
  • A field working civil servant
  • Forging Iceland’s future

Current Titles


  • Report on Geoconservation in Protected Areas
  • Duddingston: its story in 50 objects
  • Fair Isles & Fine Sailing - Celebrating Sixty Years of Cruising - The National Trust for Scotland
  • Healing the Land: the story of land reclamation and soil conservation in Iceland. Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, Gunnarsholt, Iceland
  • Co-Editor - Ecosystems and Health: A UK Perspective from The Sibthorp Trust. Distributed by NHBS
  • Editor - Climate Change Action After Copenhagen and Cancún: What Next? Published by the Sibthorp Trust
  • Co-author - Land of Mountain and Flood: the Geology of Scotland, published by Birlinn, April 2007, reprinted in hardback 2017
  • Co-Editor - Conserving nature: Scotland and the wider world™ essays to commemorate J Morton Boyd, published by John Donald, December 2005

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