The GSG publishes the GSG Bulletin twice a year and Newsletters every two to three months as required, both of which are free to members.

Over the years the GSG has been responsible for producing several cave guides to Scottish caving areas. The latest glossy publication, with full colour cover, is the 3rd Edition of Caves of Assynt. Photocopies of earlier out-of-print publications such as the Appin Cave Guide, the Caves of Schichallion, and the Caving Songs of Mendip may also be available.

Other publications authored by members include Scotland Underground by Alan Jeffreys (Oldham 1984) and the Southern Highlands (Salvona/Young 1988). Articles in both the caving and popular press also testify to the activity of the Group.

A number of members publish articles on a range of caving topics in magazines and journals.

GSG Newsletters

GSG Newsletters are compiled and circulated to members every couple of months. They deal with club news and more immediate topics that are not suitable for inclusion in the GSG Bulletin, and are supplemented by emails to members when the need arises. An example of a recent newsletter can be seen here:

GSG Bulletins

The first issue of the GSG Bulletin was published in June 1963. Issues of Volume 1 appeared at two-monthly intervals. Thereafter, the frequency was curtailed to two each year (March and October). A total of fifty Bulletins were published over a period of a quarter of a century by the time the second series began, still maintaining, wherever possible, a regular two issues per year.​

For most of this time, Editorship was in the hands of Founder Member Alan Jeffreys, except for a short period when Peter Dowswell and Ivan Young took over before Alan resumed the role.​

The Bulletin contains articles about cave discoveries, club statistics, academic research and other esoteric items with a caving connection. 

Caving Guides

A new updated and much-extended third edition. Published in 2022 (Tim Lawson & Peter Dowswell).

The first (1972, Alan L. Jeffreys) and second (1988, Tim Lawon) editions are out of print

Hidden Inside the Highlands. First edition published in 2023 (Alan L. Jeffreys)

Caves of Schichallion. Published in 1980 (Peter Dowswell).

Caves of Skye. Published in 1995 (Peter Ryder).

Caves of Durness is in preparation. Caves of Appin is planned… a small booklet Appin Cave Guide was published by GSG member Ivan Young in 1978, with a supplement added in 2003; this is still available via the GSG.

Caves of Applecross and Kishorn. Published in 2007 (Ritchie Simpson & Dave Morrison).

Occasional GSG publications include:

□  The Caving Songs of Mendip (1976, revised 1990: Roger Biddle)

□  The Grampian Caving Manual (1978: Jim Campbell) (out of print)

□  Buddy Reading: an anthology of GSG verse (1996: Alan L. Jeffreys)

□  Decades in the Dark: 50 years of Scottish caving (2010: Alan L. Jeffreys)

□  A Wanderer in Dens and Caves of the Earth: essays in honour of Jim Salvona (2016: Alan L Jeffreys)

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