Welcome to the COSLA Excellence Awards

The COSLA Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in Scottish local government. Our emphasis is on rewarding the most innovative and passionate developments, and on recognising projects that are changing lives. We find those who are setting new standards and spread their good practice. If you have a project that has made a difference, we want to hear about it.

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previous winners

Read about projects that have been recognised in previous years, and download more information about them.

Bronze Award Winners 2015

Download more details of the long leeted 2015 projects for each category.

Silver Award Winners 2015

Read more about our 2015 short leeted projects, including short video overviews and downloadable details.

Gold Award Winners 2015

Find out about what makes a winning 2015 application, watch a video about the project, and download more details.

Special Award Winners 2015

The 2015 COSLA Chair’s Award, SOLACE Best Team, and Scottish Government Award for Excellence.

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2016 Excellence Awards Short Leet Announced
January 11, 2016

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15 finalists from across Scotland have now met with the COSLA Excellence Awards judging panel to present their projects.   

The panel was hugely impressed by the passion and determination on show from all of the teams, and by the steps that they are delivering to break new ground in rising to the challenges facing local government and its partners.

Details of each of the finalists can be viewed here.  Overall winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 6 October 2016 as part of the COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference.

All applicants to the COSLA Excellence Awards will receive written feedback about their submission.  Our finalists have already received this, with all other applicants normally receiving feedback after the Awards Ceremony.

2016 COSLA Excellence Awards Long Leet Announced
December 10, 2015 – 11:39 am
2016 COSLA Excellence Awards Long Leet Announced

The COSLA Excellence Awards are once again set to showcase and celebrate innovative projects that are making a real difference to local communities across the country.   
Teams of expert award assessors from across Scottish Local Government …

March 12, 2015 – 11:05 pm

The 2015 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured 9 Scottish councils and their partners for outstanding quality of service to the public.

Find out more about each of this year’s winners by viewing our press release.