Celebrating Excellence in Scottish Local Government

The COSLA Excellence Awards are about recognising the great work, talent and innovation across our councils and the exceptional people who deliver for our communities every day of the year.

Tell us about the work going on in your area to implement more effective ways of operating, redesign services to improve results or efficiency, or find innovative new ways to meet new demands or changing circumstances. It’s likely that these will also be about working with other public services to tackle local priorities, shifting towards early intervention and prevention, and empowering local people.

Whatever the focus, to be a finalist you’ll need to clearly explain what your project is about, why it is innovative, and of course, the difference it is making, or which it is set to make in future.

You’ll also want to show how your project is delivering excellent services in the context of changing resources, perhaps by tapping into different ways of working or by trailblazing alternative solutions. We also want to know what makes these more effective and more sustainable solutions compared with other ways of working.

Navigate the menu on the left-hand side to find out more and apply.

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