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.
2018 Polly Higgins
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