The Shackleton Medal is awarded for leadership and citizenship in a geographical field, in particular in the fields and current themes of most concern to RSGS. It was awarded first in 2009.
2016 Laurent Fabius, Christiana Figueres and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
2014 Lord Smith of Kelvin and the people of Glasgow
2012 Craig Sams & Jo Fairley
2011 Eriel Tchekwe Deranger
2009 Scottish Parliament Transport, Infrastructure & Climate Change Committee