Bruce Gittings, in his role as Vice Chair of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS), welcomed television-geologist Prof Iain Stewart to the University of Edinburgh tonight. Prof Stewart presented a talk entitled Scotland beneath our Feet in the University’s David Hume Tower Lecture Theatre, part of the regular series of ‘Inspiring People’ talks offered by the RSGS. Prof Stewart, who also serves as RSGS President, delved into the long and fascinating geological history of Scotland, the country where scientific pioneers made ground-breaking discoveries in the landscape to explain how our planet works. The talk attracted a capacity audience, including members of the public, university students and over 100 school pupils. Prof Alison McCleery of Napier University introduced Prof Stewart, while Bruce Gittings gave the vote of thanks.