2018 winners showcase Scottish Local Government at its very best

The 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured eight Scottish Councils and their partners for outstanding quality of service to the public.

East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, and Renfrewshire Councils all took first place in their award categories, alongside a double win for Dundee City Council.  Fife Council picked up the President’s Award, while Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership achieved the Excellent People, Excellent Outcomes Award.  Glasgow City Council scooped the SOLACE Best Team Award, and Angus Council won the Scottish Government Award for Delivering Excellence. 

Find out more about all the winners at: http://www.awards.cosla.gov.uk/

Describing this year’s entries as inspiring, COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said:

“These winners sum up what Scottish Local Government is all about- innovative and joined up services, delivered by passionate staff, that are changing lives every day.

We have witnessed some incredible projects, and their results are already being felt across the country.  Above all, I’ve been struck by the sheer determination to work with communities to meet their needs and to set new standards of excellence, whatever the challenges. 

The COSLA Excellence Awards are helping to build on real life success stories like these and share their learning.   Where these projects are leading, others will follow, and all those who took part should be very proud indeed.”  



• Now in their 19th year, the COSLA Excellence Awards are the most established and largest of their kind

• Full details of all the award winners can be found at www.awards.cosla.gov.uk

• The overall winners were announced at an Awards Ceremony on 11 October following a three-stage judging process which narrowed down over 240 submissions.

• The Awards Ceremony is part of the 2018 COSLA and Improvement Service Conference.   Entitled ‘Our Agenda’ it explores why in today’s uncertain world Local Government’s distinct agenda is so important.


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David Kennedy


Article published: 
Fri, 12/10/2018 - 11:03